cvs commit: src/sbin/mount mntopts.h mount.8 mount.c src/sbin/mount_std mount_std.8

Robert Watson rwatson at
Tue Nov 30 06:41:59 PST 2004

On Tue, 30 Nov 2004, Doug Barton wrote:

> >>FYI, this commit seems to have broken my line in fstab which has worked for
> >>a long time:
> >>
> >>md                      /tmp    mfs     rw,-s16m,noatime,nosuid,nodev 2 0
> >>
> >>Is it useful for the nodev option to cause a hard failure here? Note, I'm
> >>not arguing against either change, just pointing out a side effect.
> > 
> > There's no longer a "nodev" option, please ask Poul-Henning for details.  ;)
> Yes, I understand the mechanics, I'm just curious if you think that this
> should result in a fatal error. It sounds like you think that the answer
> to that is yes, which if that is the correct answer I'm fine with that. 

I think a reasonable alternative would be for use of the nodev option to
silently no-op in all cases but (perhaps) devfs, since the behavior
described for nodev is in fact now simply the way the system behaves.
Maybe the middle ground is to print a warning?

Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at      Principal Research Scientist, McAfee Research

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