Re: Why binary mount?
On Sun, 5 Sep 1999, Pontus Lidman wrote:
> What are the special advantages of having a binary "mount" command instead
> of a shell script that runs "settrans"? Having it as a shell script would
> make some of the mechanisms of the Hurd file/directory hierarchy more
These are all "suggestions" as to why a binary mount should be used:
1> Performance <g>
2> The mount command is supposed to be an interface to the (non-existant
on the Hurd) mount() function, which has traditionally existed in UNIX
since version 6. Scripts cannot access this call, but the Hurd doesn't
have this call anyway. I believe that it should, to facilitate programs
that expect it to exist.
3> Having written a binary mount (http://nyct.net/~mbac/_mount.c) It'd be
a shame to throw my code away :)