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[opensuse] Re: AutoFS somewhat complex...
  • From: Joachim Schrod <jschrod@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 10:39:58 +0200
  • Message-id: <hq1akv$rlp$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Dave Howorth wrote:
Verner Kjærsgaard wrote:
a) I wanted to use remote/nfs'd storage for /home

This is a bad idea nowadays when users have graphical logins. Any
problem with NFS means their system becomes unusable. Better to have a
local home and NFS mount the subdirectories (or more likely, NFS-mount
one directory and symlink the various subdirectories to it).

Well, I would say that unavailability of the files beneith one's
home directory usually makes one's system very unusable as well.
What do you do after login? Play xpat2 (not possible, has been
removed from openSUSE... ;-))?

I would never trade the convenience of an NFS-based home against
the minimal chance that I want to log in and the NFS server ain't
there in this moment... Then I could not work anyhow, the server
problem has to be fixed first.

Oh, and concerning the OP: I don't know what his problem is
concerning firefox and it's SQLite database on NFS file systems. We
have this here and have never encountered any problems or errors.
Locking over NFS works; we have 2010 and this ain't NFSv2-over-UDP
any more.

Just my 0.02 EUR,

Joachim

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