Re: fmount system call

James Mastros (
Mon, 21 Jul 1997 21:11:24 -0400

At 04:16 PM 7/28/97 +0200, Werner Almesberger wrote:
>Matthias Urlichs wrote:
>> 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
Is there any way to get a fd to a device (not by the filename that points
to it, but by a major/minor)? I don't see one, and you would need this to
mount root.

>- Werner

-=- James Mastros