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SubjectRe: getting Linux into business..
In, article <>,
"Eric Youngdale" <> writes:
> I am wondering whether umount should be made more robust so that
> it essentially forks prior to each unmount attempt. When all the children
> have died we know that everything is unmounted, and we can proceed. If
> one of the umounts hangs, then at least all of the remaining partitions
> are cleanly unmounted.

Something like that would probably be a good idea.

int try = 0;
do {
/* try to unmount, return success or ENOENT or whatever */
} while(1);

> If some NFS partition cannot be unmounted, can we still force the
> root partition back to R/O status so that it is also marked clean?

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