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SubjectRe: [patch 4/6] vfs: mountinfo show dominating group id
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> >  Makes reliable parsing of
> > the damn thing in userland impossible. IOW, fs options should go _last_
> > and they should follow an unconditionally present field.
>
> But then we lose the ability to later extend the format by adding
> fields at the end. Which is one of the things that would be nice to
> have, in contrast to /proc/mounts, which we are so afraid to touch now.
>
> So maybe some alternative, multi line format would be better?
>
> MountID: 99
> ParentID: 88
> DevID: 0:34
> Type: foofs
> Source: /dev/foo
> Root: /
> MountPoint: /mnt/foo
> MountOpts: rw,noatime
> Opts: rw,errors=continue
> Propagation: shared:42

Which still doesn't fully solve the problem, since ->show_options()
can also spew newlines + MountID:. Oh well.

Miklos


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