[HEADSUP] Let's start a Cygwin 1.7 release area

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Thu Apr 3 17:00:00 GMT 2008

On Thu, Apr 03, 2008 at 06:26:46PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Apr  3 12:11, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 03, 2008 at 04:19:58PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> >Do you think that / should be free as today:
>> >
>> >  C:\arbitrary\useless\new\path / ntfs binary 0 0
>> >
>> >or do you think an automatic approach as the above
>> >
>> >  root / ntfs binary 0 0
>> >
>> >is the way to go?  As for cygdrives, isn't the
>> >
>> >  cygdrive /mnt auto binary 0 0 
>> >
>> >already along the lines of an automount?!?
>> "auto" in /etc/fstab doesn't mean "automount".  It means that it is
>> meant to be "auto"matically mounted at "boot time".  That's fine for /, /bin, /usr/bin.
>> It isn't fine for z: where z: is a usb device.
>Uh, that's something I didn't look for.  I just used the word "auto"
>because it sounded nice at this point.  Actually the third field
>is ignored.  The important part is the "cygdrive" in the first field,
>which is along the lines of, say, "proc" or "sysfs" in Linux.  We
>don't have a reason (so far) to care for the FS type field in fstab.

But if we were doing this the "right way" then I think we probably
should have a procfs and something else which allowed the automatic
mounting of devices like floppies or usb disks.


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