Re: fmount system call

Pavel Machek (
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 00:26:45 +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.

Yes, you are right. And yes, this may be the way to enforce this. Just
- ext2 maintainers may not like you :-). It _needs_ to be optional -
I'm not going use this on safe machines until 3.16.31 :-).

Besides ncpmounting novell server and not umounting it is enough
sabotage, already. Novell server will of course crash / be rebooted
soon. And linux can not handle _that_. What about making linux support
some kind of force unmount?


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