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Re: RFE: More on mounting + a question about the "console" flag



man, 04.10.2004 kl. 15.49 skrev Colin Walters:
> On Mon, 2004-10-04 at 15:35 +0200, Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
> 
> > Then, 2 minutes later, another user logs in, pulls up his/her floppy,
> > and... the floppy is mounted. Cant get it umounted, and can't mount
> > his/her floppy. Grr...
> 
> Yeah, it's a perennial problem.  I guess people are trying to solve it
> with user-space proxy filesystems and the like.  Not sure how mature
> they are.
> 

Sure. Think KDE does that.

> > But what if all volumes that the user mounted when he/she was logged on,
> > automatically got umounted when the user who mounted it logs out? That
> > would solve it.
> 
> Hmmm.  The argument against that I guess is that the user could want it
> to stay mounted for one of their cron jobs or something.  Maybe that's
> sufficiently obscure that we could ignore it.  But it still doesn't
> solve the case of a user just ejecting the disk before logout.
> 

That is just to obscure. You dont run cron jobs on a client off
removable media. You just dont do that. But shure, make it possible to
turn back on if neccesary.

> > About the "console" flag: would a user sitting on an XDMCP terminal be
> > considered a console user or not?
> 
> No.
> 

Good. Then we can finaly make removable media mountable on our
thin-client-server. (today only root can do that)

> >  How is it determined if he/she is a
> > console user or not? 
> 
> Local Linux console login or local GDM.

Sound good

But what happens if you log out with "control-alt-backspace"? Iv'e seen
prosesses survive that...

(and i have a certain thin-client-server, which has people which logged
on in august, even if they certainly isn't logged on today...)


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