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SubjectRe: Supermount
On Sat, 23 Jul 2005, Oliver Neukum wrote:

> Am Freitag, 22. Juli 2005 18:38 schrieb Lasse Kärkkäinen / Tronic:
> > > Supermount is obsolete there are other tools in userspace that do the
> > > job perfectly.
> > > e.g ivman which uses hal and dbus.
> >
> > They cannot mount on demand, thus cannot do the same job. The boot
> > partition, for example, is something that should only be mounted when
> > required. The same obviously also goes for network filesystems in many
> > cases (i.e. avoid having zillion idling connections to the server).
>
> To mount on demand use autofs. Unmounting and dealing with media removal
> is the problem.

That's not the only problem.
We can't do owner mounts of the floppy, for example.
smb mounts have similar problems in needing to identify the requester in
order to get authentication info.

But that's on the agenda to be fixed.

Ian
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