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SubjectRe: [PATCH] make cramfs look less hostile
On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 11:12:15AM +0200, J?rn Engel wrote:
> On Sun, 15 June 2003 23:49:09 +0200, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 15, 2003 at 07:18:53PM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > >
> > > The only places where this should happen is mounting the rootfs.
> > > mount(8) has it's own filesystem type detection code and doesn't
> > > call mount(2) unless it found a matching filesystem type.
> >
> > Too optimistic a description.
> > Any person who likes reliable results will give mount a -t option.
> > If someone likes to gamble, and doesnt mind system crashes, he'll
> > omit the -t and let mount guess what the type should have been.
> > Mount has a battery of heuristics for a handful of filesystems.
> > If any of these succeeds mount will try that type.
> > If none succeeds, mount will try consecutively all types listed
> > in /proc/filesystems for which no heuristic is present.
>
> Actually, I have one example of reality matching Christoph's
> description, so he wins this fight as well.

Please don't distribute misinformation.
If you doubt, read the mount(8) code first.


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