Subject: Re: bin/3998: Trying to mount a filesystem you don't have is cryptic
To: Christian Hattemer <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/29/2006 19:42:37
On Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 10:07:28PM +0200, Christian Hattemer wrote:
> On a different note, is it normal that some errnos, e.g. EINVAL, can be
> produced at multiple contexts inside sys_mount()? This may make it unclear
> where the problem that led to the abort was exactly.

The msdos code is very bad at that - and can fail in many ways.
Maybe the kernel code could report the actual error to the console.
(at least for some of the 'usual' errors).


David Laight: