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

From: Nikita Danilov (Nikita@Namesys.COM)
Date: Mon Oct 14 2002 - 02:10:55 EST

Rob Landley writes:
> 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...

There were several patches to do this. If I remember correctly Tigran
Aivazian wrote one, for example.

> Rob


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