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SubjectRe: [RFD] A mount api that notices previous mounts
On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 01:01:54PM +0000, David Howells wrote:
> Karel Zak <> wrote:
> > It seems more elegant is to ask for Nth option as expected by fsinfo().
> More elegant yes, but there's an issue with atomiticity[*]. I'm in the
> process of switching to something that returns you a single buffer with all
> the options in, but each key and each value is preceded by a length count.

Sounds good, for me is important to avoid all the split/join
operations with the strings.

> The reasons for not using separator characters are:
> (1) There's no separator char that cannot validly occur within an option[**].

Yes, it's pretty common for selinux mount options where "," is
used within an option, so mount options string looks like


and I have doubts all the parses in userspace are compatible with this
use case...

> (2) Makes it possible to return binary values if we need to.


> [**] Oh, and look at cifs where you can *change* the separator char during
> option parsing ("sep=<char>").

No comment :-)


Karel Zak <>

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