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Re: [PATCH] settrans -gl only kills the active translator

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: [PATCH] settrans -gl only kills the active translator
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 01:00:35 -0400 (EDT)

I agree with Neal that a FS_TRANS_* flag is more appropriate--that leaves
goaway_flags as purely flags passed on to the fsys_goaway RPC, which is a
clear and easy thing to understand.  I think we should call the new flag
FS_TRANS_ORPHAN, and the settrans option --orphan (perhaps
--detach-old-translator as an alias).  I think the "orphaned child
filesystem" metaphor stands up, as I imagine that children become orphans
unceremoniously by finding themselves suddenly unable to find their
parents, rather than by receiving a friendly request to absent themselves
from the family and quietly commit suicide, while retaining veto power on
the whole decision.

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