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Re: Running several instances of an fs server...

From: Fredrik Liljegren
Subject: Re: Running several instances of an fs server...
Date: 23 Jul 2002 17:31:06 +0200
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> On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 04:41:39PM +0200, Fredrik Liljegren wrote:
> > Many systems might have several users who have access to the
> > disk-drive; allowing them to mount disks hidden in their
> > home-directory.  Maybe they're not actually sitting at the computer at
> > the same time, but I have no problems imagining me inserting a disk in
> > my computer and trying to access it from work, while my girl friend
> > uses the computer at home.  That could lead to the discussed situation
> > of the same device mounted twice, r/w, without the users realizing it.

Marcus Brinkmann <> writes:
> Don't do that.  Agree up-front with your girl friend where to mount it. 
> Set a passive translator there.  You will have to decide under which user id
> the filesystem should run.

Yes, I agree that that's the best solution.  I just wanted to point
out that a scenario could come to exist when two users (or the same,
senile, user) unknowingly mounts the same device; there should at
least be something prohibiting it, rather than making the whole
filesystem broken or even hanging the translators.

> Hey, at this occasion you might also ask your girl friend out for a dinner or
> cinema.  ;)

Hmm, I don't follow here... you mean actually socialize with my girl
friend, or eating at the same time in front of IRC?


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