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SubjectRe: [STATUS 2.5] January 18, 2002
On Sat, Jan 19, 2002 at 08:43:00PM +0200, Ville Herva wrote:
> Alexander Viro wrote:
> >
> > Merged: Per-process namespaces, late-boot cleanups.
> > Ready: switch to ->get_super() as primary file_system_type method.
> > Ready: ->getattr() handling and changes of ->setattr()/->permission()
> > prototypes.
> > Pending: proper UFS fixes, ext2 cleanups and locking
> > changes.
> > Pending: per-mountpoint read-only, union-mounts and unionfs.
> > Pending: lifting limitations on mount(2)
> > In progress: killing kdev_t for block devices (switch to struct block_device *)
> > Started: UMSDOS rewrite (the damn thing blocks struct inode trimming)
> > Planned: new mount API.
>
> All this seems very neat. One question: what about forced umount / forced
> remount readonly stuff? Any plans on that?
>

That would be *very* nice indeed. Even if it was only for things like NFS
and SMBFS.

And even if it is unsafe - it's a lot better to be able to say "screw those
pending writes", than to have to say "screw the pending writes by rebooting the
system".

Just my 0.02 Euro

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