Re: fmount system call

Werner Almesberger (
Mon, 28 Jul 1997 16:16:21 +0200 (MET DST)

Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> 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.

Wishful thinking ;-)

> Side issue: fmount should accept two file descriptors. One for the
> directory, and one for the device.

Yes ! And then user-mount and such can be easily handled outside of the
kernel. In fact, the "normal" mount system call then becomes obsolete

- Werner

 / Werner Almesberger, DI-LRC,EPFL,CH /