Subject: Re: NODEVMTIME kernel option gone, replaced with mount flag
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 12/01/1998 22:47:33
> I just removed the NODEVMTIME kernel option, and replaced it with a
> mount option (called, amazingly enough, nodevmtime).
This seems like a good time to ask: I have patches to grow struct
statfs's f_flags field from u_short to long, thereby allowing userland
to see any flag in MNT_VISFLAGMASK, even those above the 0xffff point.
The major difficulty is that it means a bit of a flag day (fortunately
not a serious one, not nearly as much so as the 16-partition changes),
and breaks compatability with pre-change binaries. Anyone have
thoughts on when and how - and even whether, I suppose - such a thing
should go in? Certainly if you're willing to live with the flag day
and lack of compatability, it's a simple fix. (I added it primarily so
I could see symperm bits in "mount" output.) I think there's like only
one place other than <sys/mount.h> that needs tweaking....
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