mount(8) async description

Matthew May mdmay74 at
Tue Sep 5 09:37:39 UTC 2006

On 2006-09-04 07:36, Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at> wrote:

 > Hi Daniel and everyone else,
 > In retrospect, having let this sink down for a few days, I think we
 > should also bear in mind Ruslan Ermilov's comments about referring to
 > the reader in second person.  Is there any way we can keep the same
 > meaning, stress the dangers of using ``-o async'' *and* avoid using
 > ``you'' in the text?
 > This is definitely far across the borders of nit-picking, but perhaps
 > we can use something like this (based on the OpenBSD version, with the
 > fixes suggested by Matthew May <mdmay74 at>, and using
 > the backup/newfs text suggested by Daniel):
 >   async   All I/O to the file system should be done asynchronously.
 >           This is a dengerous flag to set, since it does not guarantee
 >           that the file system structure on the disk will remain
 >           consistent.  For this reason, the `async' flag should not be
 >           used unless some application-specific data recovery
 >           mechanism is present, or recreation of the file system is
 >           not a problem.
 > Does this look less wordy and still useful as a change?
 > - Giorgos

Hi Giorgos,

After a quick s/dengerous/dangerous/ I'd be happy with that :-)


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