Rob Landley wrote:
>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,
>>This sounds useful. It would be nice if umount prompted you rather than
>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
Call it forcedumount().
What apps need to know about how to call it besides umount anyway?
Not a lot that need a lot of worry.....
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