TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 2.4.0-0.10

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Dec 18 16:23:00 GMT 2015

On Dec 18 16:58, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> Hi
> >- A new mount type "usertemp" has been introduced, which allows to mount
> >   a POSIX directory to the Windows per-user temporary directory:
> >
> >     none /tmp usertemp binary,posix=0 0 0
> That's a nice feature. I wonder, though, how the ordinary user, or the user
> with Linux/Unix background, would become aware of even the existence of that
> feature (so not necessarily studying the documentation).
> I would suggest to add a commented line to /etc/fstab which documents it.

Well, here's the default fstab file:

  # /etc/fstab
  #    This file is read once by the first process in a Cygwin process tree.
  #    To pick up changes, restart all Cygwin processes.  For a description
  #    see https://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using.html#mount-table

  # This is default anyway:
  none /cygdrive cygdrive binary,posix=0,user 0 0

so it explicitely points to the documentation.  I don't see why we should
move the documentation into the files.  The longer the preceeding comment.
the longer the startup times.  And, you know, Cygwin is slow!!1!11

> Based on similar consideration, by the way, I am not happy with the
> disappearance of /etc/passwd and /etc/groups altogether. Last time I looked
> on SunOS, there were at least dummy files with two comment lines giving a
> hint on how this would be configured in a network.

Cygwin is slow.  I wouldn't want it having to open and read the content
of two more files for no good reason, now that it has to read nsswitch


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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