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Linux 5.6 NFSD Adds Server-To-Server Copy Support

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  • Linux 5.6 NFSD Adds Server-To-Server Copy Support

    Phoronix: Linux 5.6 NFSD Adds Server-To-Server Copy Support

    Following the Linux 5.5 NFS client adding support for server-to-server cross-device offloaded copies, the NFSD side for Linux 5.6 is now enabling its portion of handling server-side copies...

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    Does NFS still make assumptions about the cross-device coherence of UIDs, rather than mapping the client to a local UID based on the associated username-password used to log in like a sane network protocol?

    That was my original reason for choosing to use Samba for all my LAN file-sharing back in 2004 and, to this day, I'm puzzled why the Samba people can't collaborate with the Kernel SMB/CIFS driver authors to come up with an extension that allows two recent Ubuntu derivatives to Just Work™ when doing a Linux-to-Linux copy of filenames containing colons and other characters that wind up in my mother's document filenames without Windows around to refuse them.
    Last edited by ssokolow; 07 February 2020, 09:45 PM.


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      NFS maps to the correct local users since version 4. You merely have to be part of the same domain (configurable in the very same config file).


      • #4
        It's 2020 so... NFS was made by Sun and you know, can't have Unix stuff in Linux anymore so... we probably should rewrite it. Preferably part of systemd.. also add a vague name like netsourcefilesd or something like that please.