kern/89083: vfs.usermount works - _sometimes_.

Maxim Konovalov maxim at
Tue Nov 15 19:50:25 GMT 2005

The following reply was made to PR kern/89083; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Maxim Konovalov <maxim at>
To: "trasz <" <trasz at>
Cc: bug-followup at
Subject: Re: kern/89083: vfs.usermount works - _sometimes_.
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 22:46:34 +0300 (MSK)

 On Tue, 15 Nov 2005, 19:26-0000, trasz < wrote:
 > >Description:
 > After setting vfs.usermount=1 and configuring things the usual way
 > (setting the owner of device and mount point), attempt to mount results
 > in EPERM - unless the device has been successfully (as root) mounted
 > (and unmounted) before.
 > >How-To-Repeat:
 > Configure usermount as described in FreeBSD GNOME FAQ.  Try to mount.
 > Su(8) to root, mount and unmount.  Go back to your unpriviledged account,
 > try to mount.
 What's exactly you mount?  Try to load a corresponded kernel module
 before mount.  E.g for cd9660:
 As super-user:
 # kldload cd9660.ko
 Then as unprivileded user:
 $ mount /cdrom
 Maxim Konovalov

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