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Re: authenticated NFS service on Lemote 2F

Christian Franke wrote:
> On 08/16/2008 01:28 PM, zhangweiwu@realss.com wrote:
>> Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
>>> On sam, 2008-08-16 at 15:33 +0800, zhangweiwu@realss.com wrote:
>>>> The problem: the modified version of Debian Linux offered by the
>>>> manufacturer doesn't have nfs-kernel-server, only have
>>>> nfs-user-server.
>>> Can't you add Debian sources for this an install nfs-kernel-server?
>> I can. But this computer uses a very special CPU ("Loongson") which says
>> it is 95% with MIPS instruction set, so I am afraid their "modification"
>> is modify debian so they don't use missing MIPS instructions, thus
>> adding a typical debian mips source wouldn't work.
> If they provide only binary images of the kernel, you can request them
> to send you the (modified parts of the) source, GPL makes this their
> duty, if they carry it out or not, that is, unfortunately, another
> question. Anyway, maybe there are already headers in
> /lib/modules/kernelversion/build against which you can build the
> nfsd-module, or maybe, there is a kernel-header-package available from
> the manufacturer.
True, only binary package of every piece of software available was
offered by default. I would contact the manufacture when I find some
time, I got a feeling getting the source from them would be difficult.

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