NFS Namespace Extensions

NFS Namespace Extensions So, for those of you that haven't kept up with
projects going on in the NFS space, one of them
is NFSv4 namespace extensions. The two namespace
extensions being "mirror-mounts" and "referrals".

I just noticed that a demo based on a prototype
that we did earlier this year was posted a few
weeks back here. Avid viewers will note
how the referral functionality can be leveraged
to create a very basic global namespace.

Once the code is back in OpenSolaris,it will
be available for anyone interested in extending
this code in interesting ways.

The timing of these OpenSolaris projects is
quite nice considering the renewed momentum
at the IETF NFSv4 WG with respected to Federated
File Systems
.

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