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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:
> Hash: SHA1
> Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 25, 2004 at 10:42:32AM -0400, Mike Waychison wrote:
> >
> >>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.
> >
> 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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