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Re: df --local
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Michael A Chase <mchase at ix dot netcom dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 16:14:19 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: df --local
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Sat, 21 Sep 2002, Michael A Chase wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Sep 2002 12:46:13 -0400 (EDT) Igor Pechtchanski <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Sat, 21 Sep 2002, egor duda wrote:
> > > Friday, 20 September, 2002 Rob Brown email@example.com wrote:
> > >
> > > RB> OK, that will *mostly* work except for the cdrom drive issue.
> > >
> > > The proper way is to convert path to win32 form and then use
> > > GetDriveType() and GetVolumeInformation() APIs.
> > This is related to the question I asked on the cygwin-developers list (
> > http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-developers/2002-09/msg00078.html ). Maybe
> > people can discuss it here...
> > Basically, Cygwin's getmntent() returns either "user" or "system" as the
> > fstype, whereas on other systems (Linux, etc) the fstype is the type of
> > the filesystem (cdrom, nfs, local, etc). I was proposing a change to make
> > the user/system distinction part of mnt_opts, and set the type field to
> > whatever's returned by GetVolumeInformation(). This method is called in
> > path.cc anyway, to distinguish Samba filesystems...
> It sounds like a good idea to me. I found the current values being used in
> a few places.
> Just passing the value through.
> Extracting the value from a string.
> I'm not sure where the string is created, possibly path.cc.
> Converts bits in flags to string ("user" or "system").
> Prints whatever it finds in mnt->mnt_type.
> Uses current values of mnt_type several places.
> Converts m->issys to string ("user" or "system").
> Tests p->mnt_type for current values.
> It looks like the main confusion would come from people parsing the output
> from cygcheck or mount and expecting the current values of "user" or
Thanks for doing this research. These are the obvious places. I was
afraid that I'd break something non-obvious in some package that I don't
currently have the source for... If people agree it's a good idea, I'll
start on the implementation.
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