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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Syscalls: reboot: Add options to the reboot syscall to remount filesystems ro
On Thu, Mar 03, 2011 at 10:17:32AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 9:45 AM, Linus Torvalds
> <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> >
> > How many mounted filesystems do you have that it's so hard to keep track of?
>
> Btw, /proc/mounts will track them for you even if you don't have a
> 'mount' binary that does.
>
> Parsing that is pretty trivial. If you have spaces or special
> characters in your pathnames (you may control the mount paths, you may
> not - I have no idea), you'll need to be able to handle the escape
> format (\oct). But other than that, it's literally just
>
> - read all of /proc/mounts into a buffer
>
> - for each line, split by space, and you'll have the directory name
> right there in the second field
>
> - do the unescaping ("\oct" -> character) if needed. It's good
> practice. Test it.
>
> - just do a read-only remount on it.
>
> All done. No kernel changes necessary. It just works.

That or using setmntent() etc.

Thanks,
Dimitris


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