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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 8/28] VFS: Remove MNT_EXPIRE support
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    Mike Waychison wrote:
    > 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.
    > I also wanted to add that given the current interface that is found in
    > mainline, there is no way for userspace to even set a mountpoint as
    > expiring. The only consumer is still AFS which handles the
    > mark_mounts_for_expiry stuff itself.
    > So even if userspace wanted to use MNT_EXPIRE, it couldn't.

    Gah, nevermind. I'm an idiot.

    MNT_EXPIRE allows userspace to do the countdown itself. For some reason
    I assumed the mount in question had to be on a mnt_fslink list.

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