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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.10-pre11
On Tue, Sep 18, 2001 at 01:05:51PM +0200, Helge Hafting wrote:
> Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
>
> > very clear now, thanks. I though the fs you were talking about was
> > mounted on the blkdev, while it is instead the one where the blkdev
> > inode cames from. Usually people keeps bldkev in /dev and nobody
> > unmounts /dev that's why I didn't noticed and thought about it, sorry.
> >
> Don't assume "nobody does..." There is always someone that do.
>
> This particular one will easily come up for anybody who
> develop boot floppies:
>
> 1. Mount the boot floppy at /mnt
> 2. Test the device files in /mnt/dev, _perhaps by using them
> in every way imaginable_
> 3. Umount the boot floppy. - There goes /mnt/dev and a bunch
> of block devices.
>
> Umounting some dev/ is common enough.

Of course, that's a bug and it must be fixed.

Andrea
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