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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 8/28] VFS: Remove MNT_EXPIRE support
    On Mon, Oct 25, 2004 at 11:12:00AM -0400, Mike Waychison wrote:
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    > Christoph Hellwig wrote:
    > > On Mon, Oct 25, 2004 at 10:42:32AM -0400, Mike Waychison wrote:
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    > >>Drop support for MNT_EXPIRE (flag to umount(2)). Nobody was using it and it
    > >>didn't fit into the new expiry framework.
    > >
    > >
    > > umm, this is a user API, you can't simply drop it.
    > >
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    > Is anybody using it though?

    doesn't matter much. Maybe Sun likes deliberately breaking user ABIs in
    Solaris, but in Linux we certainly don't.

    > Hmm. I'll think about it a while to figure out how to map this
    > functionality to the new expire semantics. Any suggestions?

    Hey, it's you who wants the new semantics. And you didn't even explain
    them in detail.

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