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Re: Problems with nfs
On 24.04.2012 18:11, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
An NFS client is a filesystem driver. There are companies providing
such NFS clients, one of them Microsoft with SFU on pre-Vista and the
NFS client in Vista/W7 Ultimate/Enterprise. Corinna
BTW, IIRC in Cygwin we can mount SMB/CIFS shares using 'smbfs' in the
fstab. Why can't we do the same for NFS?
And second point. Of course we can use SFU client, but there'll be one
problem. It won't expose symlinks etc correctly, because it's Windows
native thing. I think would be nice to have a complete VFS layer in the
Cygwin for such things.
In fact this is why i use Cygwin at all - i want to cross-build Linux
stuff and sometimes i need to run ARM board with root over NFS. I would
love to use MinGW (much faster) but it won't allow me to have all the
stuff (symlinkis, /dev nodes, etc) on my HDD. And i don't want to cope
with virtual machine because it's not so comfortable. Additionally with
MinGW i won't be able to cross-build Linux kernel because some freak
thought that having filenames with only case difference (ip_conntrack.h
and ip_CONNTRACK.h) is a funny idea...
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