1998-09-18 06:03:32

by Lorenzo M. Catucci

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Subject: Re [2]: automount/volume management

On Wed, 16 Sep 1998, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

> Hi,
> On Mon, 14 Sep 1998 23:42:33 -0700 (PDT), Jauder Ho
> <[email protected]> said:
> > I think there was something called supermount from a couple of years ago
> > that did this. I'm not sure.
> Yes. Just by coincidence, I was working on the latest version of
> supermount just today, fixing a couple of compatibility problems. If it
> proves stable I'll look at porting forward to 2.1 (it is currently 2.0
> only). It provides fully transparent removable media support.
Not much statistics, but I'm using supermount since september 1997 on half
a dozen boxes I manage without any problem. To me, the very fact that it
didn't get ported to 2.1 represents a showstopper for 2.2 (will never
downgrade to a linux without supermount available, be it a patch or
-better- integrated within the kernel)

I cheered some more times Stephen for this piece of code, but doing it
once more shouldn't harm: "An Hurray for Stephen, who gave us supermount"