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

Andrea Campi andrea+freebsd_cvs_all at
Tue Nov 30 09:51:28 PST 2004

On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 05:19:12PM +0000, Ceri Davies wrote:
> > > >>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?
> If it's intended behaviour then it's probably ok as is for -HEAD.

... although a HEADSUP would be nice...

Still, it was my impression that phk@ was trying to do what Robert

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     teach him to use the Net and he won't bother you for weeks.

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