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SubjectRe: [PATCH 8/28] VFS: Remove MNT_EXPIRE support
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Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 25, 2004 at 11:12:00AM -0400, Mike Waychison wrote:
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>>Christoph Hellwig wrote:
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>>>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.
>>>
>>
>>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.

I wouldn't know, I only play with Linux ;)

>
>
>>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.
>

Hmm.. I think some bits of the series bounced. Let me look.

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