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-*- text -*-
$Id$
-autofs is a kernel-based automounter for Linux. It is still under
-development, although it seems to be stabilizing relatively quickly.
+autofs is a kernel-based automounter for Linux. It performs a job
+similar to amd(8) but relies on a small stub of kernel code instead of
+pretending to be an NFS server. The result is simpler code, better
+reliability, and much faster operation in the common case (everything
+already mounted.)
To build autofs, please run:
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make ... make the daemon and modules
make install ... install the daemon and modules
-The kernel code is no longer distributed with the autofs daemon; it is
-now only distributed with the kernel code. A diff is included for
-kernel version 2.0.30; autofs will be included directly into 2.0.31
-when that version is released. The kernel source code for the 2.0 and
-2.1 kernels are now dissociated; the 2.1 VFS has diverged so
-drastically that keeping the code synchronized is no longer a possibility.
+The kernel code is no longer distributed with the autofs daemon (this
+package); it is now only distributed only with the Linux kernel code.
-autofs was written by H. Peter Anvin of Transmeta Corporation, see the
-COPYRIGHT file.
+autofs was written by H. Peter Anvin of Transmeta Corporation, please
+read the COPYRIGHT file.
If you use or want to help develop autofs, please join the autofs
mailing list: