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Re: Questions about translators

From: Ciaran O'Riordan
Subject: Re: Questions about translators
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 03:36:44 +0000
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On Mon, Mar 24, 2003 at 03:07:18AM +0000, Colin JN Breame wrote:
> Hi,

hello :)

> Being new here I have just a few question.  So, here goes:
> Does anyone known how mounting works?

yes, this was the most frustrating problem I encountered.
For one, you don't use 'mount', you use 'settrans'.  I think
there are 'mount' programs available but they are generally
kludgy interfaces to 'settrans'.

You invoke settrans like:
'settrans [opts] <device-name> <mount-point> <translator>'

I probably have the arguments in the wrong order but that
is the general format.  I'm using GNU/Linux right now since
ppp doesn't work on the Hurd.  Originally I got 'mounting'
working by copying an example command from some documentation.
I found it hard at the time to find good docs on settrans.
Right now I'm going to sleep, if you don't have any luck
with the above advice drop me and the list a mail and I'll
check it properly for you.

common options are:
-a (active, you probably want this)
-c (create.  I think it creates the mount point if it doesn't exist)
-g (go-away, used to get rid of translators)

> Is there a central namespace or something like that?

namespace for what?

> If the ext2fs translator is stored on a ext2 partition, how does the
> kernel load it?

Bootstrapping. (I've forgotten the full answer.)

> Does the kernel have any concept of "file system"? or interface that a
> fs translator has to implement?

not sure.

> Does is the ftpfs finished and working?

not sure, I believe so.

sorry for the lack of effort, I should have gone to sleep
a few hours ago...

Ciaran O'Riordan

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