[HEADSUP] Let's start a Cygwin 1.7 release area
Sat Apr 5 17:38:00 GMT 2008
On Sat, Apr 05, 2008 at 12:08:34PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Apr 4 14:22, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>- All mount points in /etc/fstab are system mount points by default,
> all other mount points are always user mount points. The important
> thing here is, that user mount points can't override system mount
> points anymore. If you try that, you get an EPERM error. The reason
> for this change is to allow sysadmins to specify paths in /etc/fstab
> which no user is allowed to screw up. Paths which the user may
> umount or re-mount can be marked as user mounts by the admin.
I don't believe that linux acts like this with user mounts.
>- The flags string in the fstab file also understands the flags "system"
> and "user" now, to allow the sysadmin to specify default paths which a
> user may change.
When implementing something like this can't we just try to use prior
art? linux has the concept of a "user" mount but it is not the default
and, I think that the inverse of user would be "nouser", not "system".
It also has the concept of an "owner" mount which allows someone to mount
a device if they own it. I guess that doesn't have a direct corollary but
it is an interesting idea.
I still wish we could get rid of the two mount points idea and just have
one common area, like linux.
>- The user-specific fstab file is now /etc/fstab.$USER, not /etc/fstab.$SID
> anymore. My significant other convinced me that nobody(TM) knows what
> a SID is. I pointed out the Cygwin user's guide, but...
I was going to get around to suggesting that too but I still don't think
it's necessary and will just eventually lead to bad habits and
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