shared NFS systems
I think it should be an important goal of Debian to work properly,
without resorting to hacks, on systems which share one or more files
using something like NFS (from sharing /usr all the way through to
sharing / for nfsroot systems).
I have written some quick'n'dirty(TM) notes on some possible ways this
could be dealt with, in XML Docbook format:
A HTML version is available:
I may not have a lot of time to respond to replies, so please be
If you spot any mistakes or possible improvements, please send me a
patch file for the *.xml file, and I will consider applying it ASAP.
Alternatively, if somebody else wants to maintain this file, go
I do not expect any of these ideas to get implemented any time soon,
but rather I hope to try and create some discussion as to what is the
best way to proceed.
Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org>