Re: fmount system call

H. Peter Anvin (
29 Jul 1997 00:50:52 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: Werner Almesberger <>
In newsgroup:
> > 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
> too.

fmount() has been needed for a long time. mount() would be obsolete,
but should be kept on the books for compatibility reasons (although of
course they can both be implemented in terms of the same underlying


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