[patch] Proposal: move getmntopts(3) into libutil

Sergey Kandaurov pluknet at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 16:08:37 UTC 2013

On 26 February 2013 16:20, Konstantin Belousov <kostikbel at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 02:39:26PM +0300, Sergey Kandaurov wrote:
>> Hi.
>> The functions from sbin/mount/getmntopts.c are used in a bunch of other
>> stuff like mount_* utilities which have to suck them in as their own
>> functions in quite a hackish way. getmntopts.c copies are compiled in to
>> an every utility-consumer instead of being present in one place.  Looks
>> like getmntopts.c was brought together with mount_ufs.c in 4.4BSD-Lite.
>> After that other mount_* were converted to use getmntopts().
> Yes, this is ugly. On the other hand, compiling the functions into
> mount binaries makes them not to depend on the yet another library.
> It cannot be an argument for rejecting your patch, only a point to
> consider.

I'm afraid this is the price for the change. No better thoughts.

>> The attached patch moves them to the IMHO architecturally more correct
>> place: a separate library -lutil.
>> sbin/mount/mntopts.h            -> include/mntopts.h
> I think the mntopts.h should be moved to lib/libutil then, and installed
> by libutil Makefile.

That's reasonable, thanks. Patch is updated with your correction.
I have put it on freefall for convenience.

>> sbin/mount/getmntopts.[3c]      -> lib/libutil/getmntopts.[3c]
> I assume that the move is done by 'svn mv' to preserve the history.

Yes. Unfortunately svn stat cannot nicely represent 'svn mv' ops.


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