Robert Dege rdege at cse.Buffalo.EDU
Wed Jun 27 14:00:55 EDT 2001

> Hmmm ...  Is "supermount" part of the 7.x Mandrake?  I see mention of the
> 2.4.x kernel, which I don't have compiled yet.  Is "supermount" exclusive
> to the 2.4.x kernels?

Yes, it is.  Supermount exists for 2.2.x in Mandrake source as well as a
separate patch (for those not using Mandrake).  The pain was that a 2.4.x
version wasn't made, although Madrake hacked it into the 2.4.x kernel for
their own benefit (kudos to them).

> The BOFH in me likes the idea of booting users from partitions at random
> intervals!  ;-)
> -Greg

Supermount doesn't work like that.  It waits until media is present & then
automounts it.  Kinda like KDE's autorun program, expect that it's kernel
run.  This would help for floppies, Zip, cdrom's.  Anything that can have
media removed while the OS is still running.  I think supermount queries
for the media at the specified mount point (courtesy of fstab) every
second or so.  This way, it seems almost immediate when it detects &
mounts a drive.

BTW, Thanks for the script Bob.


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