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Re: Fixing dired hangs when NFS mount goes AWOL

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Fixing dired hangs when NFS mount goes AWOL
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 09:25:57 -0400

> From: Michael Albinus <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 15:18:36 +0200
> Cc: Chong Yidong <address@hidden>, Michael Olson <address@hidden>,
>       Emacs Development Discussions <address@hidden>
> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
> >> Nuts, I thought (file-remote-p '/some/nfs/mount') would return
> >> non-nil, but it doesn't.
> >
> > The concept of "remote" file is a very fuzzy one, which means very
> > different things to different people in different cases.
> > I tend to agree that file-remote-p should return non-nil on NFS mounted
> > filesystems, but that's simply not implemented.  Patch welcome,
> This will break Tramp completely. Please don't change its current behaviour.

I was going to say precisely that, but Michael beat me to it.

I think past discussions of this particular calamity concluded that we
need a separate API for this, something like filesystem-mounted-p.
The uses of each API are expected to be very different.

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