[PATCH 4/4] parse options in the vfs level

Al Viro viro at ZenIV.linux.org.uk
Tue Aug 2 07:18:06 PDT 2011

On Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 10:04:06AM -0300, Glauber Costa wrote:

> I am not sure either, but I still believe my proposal is superior to
> write-to-a-file specifically. Writing to a file, be it in proc, sys,
> or wherever, leaves a window of opportunity open between mounting a
> filesystem and limiting its caches. Doing it on mount is atomic.
> Effectively, I see this limit as a property of a particular instance
> of a mounted filesystem. Since all properties of a filesystem are
> specified during mount, this becomes a natural extension.

The trouble is, dentry tree is fundamentally a property of superblock.
It's shared between *all* instances of that fs in all mount trees...

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