Re: The reason to call it 3.0 is the desktop (was Re: [OT] 2.6 not 3.0 - (NUMA))

From: Rob Landley (
Date: Sun Oct 13 2002 - 12:32:34 EST

On Saturday 12 October 2002 06:03 am, Hans Reiser wrote:
> Rob Landley wrote:
> >I'm also looking for an "unmount --force" option that works on something
> >other than NFS. Close all active filehandles (the programs using it can
> > just deal with EBADF or whatever), flush the buffers to disk, and
> > unmount. None of this "oh I can't do that, you have a zombie process
> > with an open file...", I want "guillotine this filesystem pronto,
> > capice?" behavior.
> This sounds useful. It would be nice if umount prompted you rather than
> refusing.

The problem here is that umount(2) doesn't take a flag. I'd be happy to have
it fail unless called with the WITH_EXTREME_PREJUDICE flag or some such, but
that's an API change.

Of course I haven't gotten that far yet, but eventually this will have to be
dealt with...

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