Re: NFS Diskless Boot
Russell Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> True. But Qmail doesn't really do anything overly strange with files AFAIK
> and it should work the same over NFS as over local disks. I think that the
> issue is that the Qmail problem is a symptom of larger problems with NFS.
Qmail does two strange things in it's mail spool: it uses the file's
inode number as a unique identification, and it uses a FIFO to let
qmail-send know to check the queue. The latter requires a local file
system, and the former requires local Unix filesystem semantics.
It's very careful delivering to maildirs to work with NFS.
Carey Evans http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/c.evans/
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