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SubjectRe: request for patches: showing mount options
What do you consider the best example so far of a kernel module's
equivalent of "parse_mount_options" (handling a mix of options of
different types) and show_options.
On 7/27/07, Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu> wrote:
> [please consider pruning the CC list if discussing some aspect, which
> doesn't concern all]
>
> I've done an audit of all filesystems with regards to showing mount
> options in /proc/<pid>/mounts. Unfortunately most of them show none
> or only a part of all accepted options (for details see list of
> filesystems at the end of the mail).
>
> This is currently not a big problem, because mount(8) stores the given
> options in /etc/mtab. However we want to get rid of mtab, and this
> requires, that the option showing be fixed up.
>
> It would be easiest if this was done by the VFS instead of having to
> deal with it in filesystems. However there are differences in how
> filesytems handle options during mount and remount, and it would be
> impossible to take this into account in all cases.
>
> If you are CC-ed, and responsible for one of these filesystems, please
> take a moment to fully implement the ->show_options() method. In most
> cases it should be an easy task.
>
> If for some reason you are unable to do this, please let me know and
> I'll fix it up.
>
> Here are some guidelines for showing options. I'll also add these to
> Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
>
> + If a filesystem accepts mount options, it must define show_options()
> + to show all the currently active options. The rules are:
> +
> + - options MUST be shown which are not default or their values differ
> + from the default
> +
> + - options MAY be shown which are enabled by default or have their
> + default value
> +
> + Options used only internally between a mount helper and the kernel
> + (such as file descriptors), or which only have an effect during the
> + mounting (such as ones controlling the creation of a journal) are exempt
> + from the above rules.
>
> Thanks,
> Miklos
>
> -------
> legend:
>
> all - fs has options, but doesn't define ->show_options()
> some - fs defines ->show_options(), but some options are not shown
> noopt - fs does not have options
> good - fs shows all options
> patch - I have a patch
>
>
> 9p some
> adfs all (maintainer?)
> affs all
> afs all
> autofs all
> autofs4 some
> befs all
> bfs noopt
> cifs some (odd parser)
> coda noopt
> configfs noopt
> cramfs noopt
> debugfs noopt
> devpts patch
> ecryptfs some
> efs noopt
> ext2 patch
> ext3 patch
> ext4 patch
> fat some
> freevxfs noopt
> fuse patch
> gfs2 good
> hfs good
> hfsplus good
> hostfs patch
> hpfs all
> hppfs noopt
> hugetlbfs all
> isofs all (maintainer?)
> jffs2 noopt
> jfs some
> minix noopt
> msdos ->fat
> ncpfs all (FS_BINARY_MOUNTDATA?)
> nfs some
> nfsd noopt
> ntfs good (odd parser)
> ocfs2 all
> openpromfs noopt
> proc noopt
> qnx4 noopt
> ramfs noopt
> reiserfs all
> romfs noopt
> smbfs good (odd parser) (maintainer?)
> sysfs noopt
> sysv noopt
> udf all
> ufs all
> vfat ->fat
> xfs some (odd parser)
>
> mm/shmem.c patch
> drivers/oprofile/oprofilefs.c noopt
> drivers/infiniband/hw/ipath/ipath_fs.c noopt
> drivers/misc/ibmasm/ibmasmfs.c noopt
> drivers/usb/core (usbfs) noopt
> drivers/usb/gadget (gadgetfs) noopt
> drivers/isdn/capi/capifs.c noopt
> kernel/cpuset.c noopt
> fs/binfmt_misc.c noopt
> net/sunrpc/rpc_pipe.c noopt
> arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs all
> arch/s390/hypfs all
> ipc/mqueue.c noopt
> security (securityfs) noopt
> security/selinux/selinuxfs.c noopt
>
> in -mm:
>
> reiser4 some (odd parser)
> kernel/container.c good (odd parser)
>


--
Thanks,

Steve
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