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Re: updates to hfsplus partition unavailable until remount

> On Thu, Jul 14, 2005 at 05:19:07PM -0500, Tommy Trussell wrote:
> > Here's a line from my fstab -- is there a mount option that would tell
> > the system to refresh occasionally?
> > /dev/hda9       /mac/os9        hfsplus defaults,user,ro        0       0
On 7/15/05, Brad Boyer <flar@allandria.com> wrote:
> Don't do this. Both MOL and Linux are reading the blocks from disk and
> keeping them at least partially in memory with this setup. Since there
> isn't (and likely will never be) any direct communication between the
> two in terms of this drive, they will each think they have control of
> the drive, and it's hard to say exactly when each one will really read
> or write the disk. 

Yes, you are completely right -- I have found that even though I am
mounting the drives read only ultimately they get randomly trashed.

> I would really suggest moving to a network filesystem of some sort.

I suppose that will be my only option. As I have suggested elsewhere,
the logical option would be netatalk (because I'm running OS 9) but
I'd rather not put it on the desktop machine because of the load on
the cpu. OS 9 can do all sorts of things with free utilities -- ftp,
DAV, but maybe not nfs.

thank you for the feedback...

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