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

From: Neal H Walfield
Subject: Re: [PATCH] settrans -gl only kills the active translator
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 17:28:34 +0200
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On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 01:00:35AM -0400, Roland McGrath wrote:
> 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.

I agree.

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