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Re: Mount table in registry

Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
On Thu, 22 May 2003, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 04:12:37PM +0200, Sebastian Miele wrote:


the user documentation on the mount table
( says that the
mount table is located under:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Red Hat, Inc./Cygwin/mounts v<version>

However, on my system it is located under:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Cygnus Solutions/Cygwin/mounts v2

Most probably the documentation has not been updated, yet.

How likely is it that either the version (2) or the company (Red Hat,
Inc./Cygnus Solutions) changes in the future?


Use mount.  Never rely on the registry.

Corinna and others,

This is becoming an FAQ, so I'm going to feel the waters here...  Would
making a libmount.a (or, better yet, cygmount.dll) be a good idea?  Then
programs can link against it and be guaranteed that they can read mounts
or verify mount locations.  I know Cygwin exports getmntent() and the
like, but the above would be something that doesn't depend on cygwin1.dll.
Setup.exe could then use it as well (although then it'd have to be a
static lib).  Comments, flames?

This is outrageuos!  What right do you have to suggest such a thing?
You should be boiled in oil!!!

OK, so I started with a flame. Now I'll comment. ;-)

Seems like a fine idea to me.  IIRC, there have been similar suggestions
in the past, mostly surrounding the needs of setup.  But there's no
reason such a library couldn't support a wider range of apps.

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