Re: [PATCH] fmount system call

From: Miklos Szeredi
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 08:37:10 EST

> - untangle the flags mess. --bind or --move are really different operations
> than the normal mount. separate vfs flags from filesystem flags.

So you'd like to see 2 syscalls:

fmount(dev, dst, type, flags, data)
ftransmount(src, dst, flags) (bind + move)

About the flag splitting: you mean per-mountpoint and per-superblock
flags? Does the user care? The user may not even know which flag is
which. E.g. currently MS_NOATIME and MS_RDONLY are superblock flags,
but in the future they may become mountpoint flags.

Thanks for your comments!

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