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

Michael Thayer michael.thayer at oracle.com
Sat May 4 14:44:52 GMT 2019

03.05.19 23:40, Knut St. Osmundsen wrote:
> 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.

The mount(8) manual page reads to me that the mount utility calls the
mount helper (or skips it if you pass "-i").  Our mount helper calls
mount(2) to perform the actual mount.  Hans modified the shared folder
kernel code to do the parsing.  I suspect the version Sérgio is testing
against has that change as a patch.  Sérgio, could you take a look at
that, or point us to the sources you tested against?


> 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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