NAME [Toc] [Back]
pfs_mountd, pfs_mountd.rpc - PFS mount request server
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
This program is available with the Portable File System Package (PFS).
pfs_mountd is an RPC server that answers file system mount requests.
In the case of remote mount requests, it reads the file /etc/pfs_xtab,
described in pfs_exports(5), to determine which file systems are
available for mounting by which machines.
It is recommended that the pfs_mountd daemon be invoked by rc(1M). It
must be invoked in the background.
The pfs mount daemon is composed of two programs: pfs_mountd and
pfs_mountd.rpc. The pfs_mountd.rpc program should not be run
directly. It is invoked by the pfs_mountd program.
The mount daemon assigns servers to mounted file systems in a
round-robin fashion. For example, if there are four pfs daemons, and
four pfs_mount's are performed, each daemon will be serving a
Options [Toc] [Back]
-v Verbose. Show version number, etc.
WARNINGS [Toc] [Back]
PFS is obsolete and no longer supported on any HP-UX release.
Delivery of PFS interfaces will be discontinued in the next HP-UX
PFS, from Young Minds, Inc. (now defunct), was originally adopted by
HP to provide accessibility to Rock Ridge Interchange file system
format on CD-ROM file systems. The equivalent functionality is now
provided via the HP-UX CDFS file system type and HP-UX's standard file
PFS has known functionality and performance problems. HP customers
are urged to stop using the PFS interfaces, including these
interfaces, pfs_mountd and pfs_mountd.rpc. Customers should move to
accessing all CD-ROM file system formats by using the standard HP-UX
commands, specifying the file system type as cdfs. For example, to
mount a CD-ROM file system, use:
mount -F cdfs /dev/dsk/c0t0d4 /cdrom
There is no need to treat the cdfs file system type differently from
any other file system type, therefore no special daemons or commands
are required to access the variety of CD-ROM file system formats.
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See mount(1M) and mount_cdfs(1M).
AUTHOR [Toc] [Back]
pfs_mountd was developed by Young Minds, Inc.
FILES [Toc] [Back]
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
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