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Re: [PATCH 10/17] hurd: add fsys_get_children

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: [PATCH 10/17] hurd: add fsys_get_children
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:32:36 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21+34 (58baf7c9f32f) (2010-12-30)

Justus Winter, le Fri 12 Jul 2013 15:07:59 +0200, a écrit :
> Actually the code also tracks passive translators being set, but of
> course we don't know anything about any previously set passive
> translators.

I don't really like this.  Either have all the list (but that means
having to go through the whole filesystem at least once, that's
expensive...), or do not expose passive translators.

> Richard and me agreed that for most purposes one needs an
> mtab file for (e.g. fsck) it is also interesting to know whether a
> passive translator is set and what device it would use because any
> user could trigger the translator start at any time.

Well, root could start a translator at any time too, and expect the
system to behave nicely. Linux for instance does prevent from mounting a
filesystem being checked.


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