Re: fmount system call

Matthias Urlichs (
24 Jul 1997 22:44:38 +0200

Pavel Machek <> writes:
> I do not agree. You can easily crash kernel by mounting damaged
> image.

The kernel code should be robust enough to _not_ crash, no matter how badly
broken the hardware or the file structuress on the disk are.

Side issue: fmount should accept two file descriptors. One for the
directory, and one for the device. (Apologies if the posted patch already
does that, I didn't look especially closely at it. :-( )