Subject: Re: umountall order switchable ?
To: Jaromir Dolecek <>
From: Guenther Grau <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/01/1999 20:49:38
Jaromir Dolecek wrote:
> Guenther Grau wrote:
> > I don't think so. IMHO, it would be more usable to
> > have an umount -f(orce) which forces the unmount to be done.
> It does forced unmount, the problem is that the locked-up filesystem
> (ntfs in my tests) never actually completes the unmount.

Maybe I am talking complete nonsense now, but why not change
the ntfs code (in fact maybe the whole fs-layer to not block
for too long in the unmount case? Is it not possible to set up
a kernel watchdog thread?

On my way home now... Have a nice weekend