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    SubjectRe: Weirdness of "mount -o remount,rw" with write-protected floppy
    On 10/27/05, Evgeny Stambulchik <Evgeny.Stambulchik@weizmann.ac.il> wrote:

    > # mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy/
    > mount: block device /dev/fd0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
    > # mount -o remount,rw /mnt/floppy
    > # echo $?
    > 0

    Oops. That looks like a bug.

    > The bug is present in both 2.4 and 2.6, and is specific to floppy
    > devices. Other RO media I tried (CDROM, RO-exported NFS) are partially
    > OK, in the sense that a write attempt returns an error; however, "mount
    > -o remount,rw" always returns success (this might be a bug in mount).

    Interesting. If nobody else gets there first, I'll take a look.

    Jon.
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