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From: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
To: szaka@sienet.hu
Cc: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] add filesystem subtype support
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 15:03:54 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <E1HGbmc-0003oc-00@dorka.pomaz.szeredi.hu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0702121259540.25964-100000@mlf.linux.rulez.org> (message from Szakacsits Szabolcs on Mon, 12 Feb 2007 13:39:39 +0100 (MET))

> > There's a slight problem with filesystem type representation in fuse
> > based filesystems.
> > 
> > >From the kernel's view, there are just two filesystem types: fuse and
> > fuseblk.  From the user's view there are lots of different filesystem
> > types.  The user is not even much concerned if the filesystem is fuse
> > based or not.  
> 
> Yes. Those who are concerned with the fstype and mount like
> 
>     mount -t fstype device mountpoint
> 
> apparently expect mount/fstab line like
> 
>     device mountpoint fstype ...

The problem with supporting 

  /dev/hda1   /mnt/windows   ntfs-3g   rw,...

type syntax in /proc/mounts is that it would add much more complexity
to the kernel.  The same could be achieved in userspace by teaching
the mount utility about special filesystems like ntfs-3g.

This patch aims for the minium footprint for a feature, that really
doesn't concern the kernel at all.

Miklos

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-12 14:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-12 11:50 Miklos Szeredi
2007-02-12 12:39 ` Szakacsits Szabolcs
2007-02-12 14:03   ` Miklos Szeredi [this message]
2007-02-12 18:27 ` Jan Engelhardt
2007-02-12 22:27   ` Miklos Szeredi

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