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Re: vk_l4 -- CVS Setup

From: Niels Möller
Subject: Re: vk_l4 -- CVS Setup
Date: 25 Oct 2001 13:59:31 +0200

Christian Ceelen <address@hidden> writes:

> Is it possible to have more than on Hurd-nameserver within the same
> local system?

I think so.

Remember that the "hurd name server" is the entire filesystem. The
filesystem as seen by a process is primarily the server for "/" (which
may be different for different processes, for example if you use
chroot). When translators are installed in that filesystem, they get
authority over the namespace under the point where they were
installed. If you mount an ext2 translator on /mnt, and an ftp
translator on /ftp, they get authority for the subnamespaces /mnt/*
and /ftp/* respectively.

Name resolution is the dir_lookup rpc, and it's a little more
complicated than a flat name->port lookup, as there may be arbitrary
delegations (translators) and redirections (symlinks) on the way.


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