[vbox-dev] [PATCH 2nd resend] VBoxServiceAutoMount: Change Linux mount code to use

Knut St. Osmundsen knut.osmundsen at oracle.com
Fri May 3 21:40:21 GMT 2019

Hi Sérgio,

the patch undoes the mount tagging I added in 6.0 to distinguish between
user mounted and automatically mounted shares.  Further, it removes
vbsfmount_complete code we need for updating mtab on some really old
additions we still care a little bit about.  I'm not entirely sure if
removing the retry code around line 486 is a bad thing, but I've just
left it there as I assume Andy (or someone) had a good reason for it
once upon a time.

Finally, does the libc or kernel mount() implementation somehow invoke
the /sbin/mount.vboxsf helper tool?  Please point me to the code causing
this, because our vboxsf sources does not parse any parameter strings,
it is binary struct only.

Kind regards, bird.

On 2019-05-02 6:56 PM, Sérgio Basto wrote:
> Hi,
> Please accept this patch we are using on Fedora packages and it is
> working with in-kernel and not in-kernel (el7) modules
> I'm OK with MIT license for this patch
> Best regards
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