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olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Tue Aug 19 07:06:09 PDT 2003
Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :While you're at it, I could also use a larger MNAMELEN.
> :It's pretty annoying that (Free)BSD has that 80 characters limit,
> :while Solaris and Linux don't. It made me look pretty dumb when
> :I wasn't able to mount stuff from a filer in a heterogenous farm
> :of servers. The names of the NFS mounts were just too long for
> :the BSD machines. (I finally managed to work around it, but it
> :was annoying nonetheless.)
> There must be some sort of limit on Solaris and Linux. Does anyone
> know what that limit is? If we are going to change our limit we should
> make it the same as one of the two.
I just tried to find out by experimentation, and crashed
one half of our NetApp filer cluster. :-}
At least Solaris 2.8 did not complain about a mount that
was 415 characters long. Actually I intended to make a
binary search to find out the limit, but after the crash
I prefer to avoid further experiments. Will open a call
at NetApp tomorrow. :-)
Oliver Fromme, secnetix GmbH & Co KG, Oettingenstr. 2, 80538 München
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