Subject: Re: /sbin/umount should support umount_* (PR#698)
To: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <darcy@NetBSD.org>
From: Christoph Badura <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/09/2003 14:14:48
>I'm either being unclear or dense. What I was getting at was the idea of
>having mount simply look for the mount process for any particular mount and
>send that process the signal. This may mean storing the PID o fthe mount
>process in the kernel structure but that's all.
>Now, this is based on the (perhaps erroneous) assumption that each mount
>command causes a unique process to run and manage the mount point. Is this
>an incorrect assumption?
Yes, this is an incorrect assumption. From the file systems I have used only
MFS uses a process to "manage" the mount point. And the mount_mfs process
doesn't really manage anything, because it is just a hack to get some swap-
backed VM space.