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Re: Announcing supermount-0.6 for 2.0.32 (fwd)

Paul Seelig <pseelig@goofy.zdv.Uni-Mainz.de> writes:

> Hi all!
> Passing on an announcement i've long been waiting for! :-)
> This kernel patch would be a very nice user friendly addon for Debian. 
> How about applying this patch to the distribution kernel?
> I'm currently compiling it in and will be playing around with it for a
> while. I think it would be a good idea if people here could heavily
> test the supermount patch.
>                                   Thank you, P. *8^)

I've been using Stephen's supermount patches since before their
official release (he wrote them while we were working at a linux based
Internet cafe a few years ago).  The only shortcomings I have come
across are...

 o Doesn't work well with modularised device drivers or filesystems.
 o Cannot NFS export the supermount mount point.
The first is the one which may sting us, but I presume the floppy and
IDE drivers are compiled into the boot disc kernel, along with at
least ext2fs and at least some form of dosfs.

This patch would, above all, simplify the floppy installation code.


> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 22:56:31 GMT
> From: "Stephen C. Tweedie" <sct@dcs.ed.ac.uk>
> To: supermount-list@dcs.ed.ac.uk
> Cc: Stephen Tweedie <sct@dcs.ed.ac.uk>
> Subject: Announcing supermount-0.6 for 2.0.32
> 		Announcing supermount-0.6 for 2.0.32 kernels
> 		--------------------------------------------
> The latest release of supermount, supermount-0.6, is now available at
>     ftp://linux.dcs.ed.ac.uk/pub/linux/supermount/supermount-0.6.diff.gz
>     (to appear at)
>     ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/system/filesystems/supermount-0.6.diff.gz

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