[RFC][PATCH 0/8][v2]: Enable multiple mounts of devpts

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Aug 21 09:56:31 PDT 2008

Cedric Le Goater wrote:
> H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> Cedric Le Goater wrote:
>>>> I suggest "newinstance", but "newns" works, too.
>>> Could we also use this mount option to 'unshare' a new posix message
>>> queue namespace ?
>> Sorry, I fail to see the connection with devpts here?  Are you
>> suggesting using the same option for another filesystem (if so, which)?
> yes. the posix message queues are also using a single superblock filesystem. 
> If we want isolate them (for container needs for example), we also need to 
> create a new sb. The patchset I have uses a clone flag but using a mount 
> 'newns' really sounds like a better idea.

OK, so this is a very good motivation for using a nonspecific term like 
"instance" or "namespace".


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