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Re: [bug-inetutils] NFS server for GNU inetutils

From: Alain Magloire
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] NFS server for GNU inetutils
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 16:24:30 -0400 (EDT)

> On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 11:13:50AM -0700, Jeff Bailey wrote:
> > 
> > I had put it on my list of 'not possible to make portable', but I had
> > done it without actually thinking about it.  Logically, that mechanism
> > is very kernel specific.
> > 
> > That said, I don't mind have a detailed sysdeps tree so that the mount
> > frontend was able to be made consistant across platforms.  I'm just not
> > willing to put any work into it. =)
> haha, i guess you need more minions ;)
> ok, you got me this time; ifconfig and mount are on my TODO for GNU/FreeBSD

In that case you may want to fill the assignement papers, to get those
mundane things out of the way.

ifconfig, mount etc .. are messy business.  Because they have a lot of
platform dependent code and unfortunately there are no stds(POSIX etc ...)
to help in the tasks.

But since speed is not the focus here, to have a nice common architecture
would be great ... but as usual one quickly realised that it is not
easy to fold everybody with in the same mold and sometimes you want
to take advantage of the rich possibility of a platform and hit a wall.

messy business, I say.

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