[PVFS2-CVS] commit by robl in pvfs2-1/doc: pvfs2-faq.tex

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Fri May 14 15:04:31 EDT 2004

Update of /projects/cvsroot/pvfs2-1/doc
In directory acid:/tmp/cvs-serv23588/doc

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Log Message:
add entries to address ti's questions about multihome and automounting

Index: pvfs2-faq.tex
RCS file: /projects/cvsroot/pvfs2-1/doc/pvfs2-faq.tex,v
diff -u -w -p -u -r1.2 -r1.3
--- pvfs2-faq.tex	4 May 2004 18:54:49 -0000	1.2
+++ pvfs2-faq.tex	14 May 2004 18:04:30 -0000	1.3
@@ -138,6 +138,32 @@ Absolutely!  Any PVFS2 server can store 
 Simply allocate unique MetaHandleRanges for each server that you would like to
 store metadata; the clients will handle the rest.
+\subsection{Can PVFS2 servers listen on two interfaces (multihome)}
+PVFS2 servers currently listen on one interface at a time.  Multihome support,
+wehre a PVFS2 server can accept connections from several network interfaces,
+would be helpful in many situations.  We will implement this feature at some
+point, but not in the next few releases.
+\subsection{PVFS2 and automount}
+The Linux automounter needs some help dealing with PVFS2's resource strings.  A
+typical mount command would look like this:
+	mount -t pvfs2 tcp://server0:3334/pvfs2-fs /mnt/pvfs2
+The entry in the automount config file should look like this:
+	pvfs -fstype=pvfs2           :tcp://cave0\:3334/pvfs2-fs
+Note the backslash-escape of the colon before the port number.  Without that
+escape, the automounter will get confused and replace \texttt{'tcp://'} with

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