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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] autofs: add ignore mount option
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On Wed, 2019-01-30 at 04:18 +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 10:44:15AM +0800, Ian Kent wrote:
>
> > Al,
> >
> > On a different note the above request also raised another
> > question about statvfs(3) automount behaviour.
> >
> > In glibc statvfs(3) uses statfs(2) and translates the return
> > to a statvfs structure.
> >
> > I wasn't aware but apparently statvfs(3) (and presumably statfs(2))
> > doesn't trigger an automount on Solaris whereas we do. I think
> > statfs() is probably the only exception to the convention that
> > stat family system calls don't trigger an automount.
> >
> > So far I've said that this is a long standing behaviour in the
> > Linux kernel and changing it could lead to unpleasant surprises
> > for those that have come to expect this behaviour so such a change
> > would not be well received.
> >
> > But I do need to ask your opinion, so what are your thoughts about
> > changing this?
>
> Probably should've done it that way, but I'm afraid it's much too
> late by now...

Yeah, thought you'd say that.
Thanks for confirming.

Ian

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