[BusyBox] Re: [BusyBox-cvs] svn commit: trunk/busybox: include networking

Paul Fox pgf at brightstareng.com
Mon Aug 1 12:23:46 UTC 2005

 > > > The problem you're having is there _is_ something with the filename you
 > > > indicated (a char device in the current directory), and mount thinks
 > > > that's what you're trying to use.
 > > >
 > > > Does this seem to be an accurate summary of the problem?
 > >
 > > Yes that's it. Thanks for nice summary.
 > Hmmm...  This is a weird corner case.  Mount's making an entirely justifiable 
 > assumption, it's just not what you want...

speaking from the sidelines, clearly the problem is that mount's
options are way too overloaded.  anytime you start having to
guess what the user meant using heuristics, you're going to lose
in some cases.

would it be possible/reasonable/acceptable to try and sidestep
the problem?  leave the current "figure out what that argument
means" logic alone, and add an option flag or two or three that
can force the behavior in one direction or another?  then old
scripts work, but new cases can be made to work, even if /dev is
the current directory...

 paul fox, pgf at brightstareng.com

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