conf/79715: MNT_NODEV should be removed from sys/mount.h

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Sat Apr 9 09:25:59 PDT 2005

In message <200504091620.j39GKMBc071772 at>, Erez Zadok writes:

> > I'm perfectly OK with removing it, but didn't out of fear of what
> > I might break.  I guess this was a loose-loose scenario...
> If the actual NODEV functionallity had been removed from the kernel itself,
> then older binaries, precompiled with whatever NODEV was before, will get
> confused b/c users will expect "nodev" to work, but it will silently not
> work.

Well, it's actually the other way around: NODEV is not an option, it is
always the case for all filesystems except DEVFS.

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