#50 tracking /etc/fstab

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2014-08-14
2005-09-03
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(Submitted by Luc.Habert@ens.fr)

Some linux distributions include a system that modifies
/etc/fstab based on hotplug events. For instance, when
a usbkey is inserted, a directory under /media is
created, and a corresponding entry inserted in /etc/fstab).

Therefore, it would be nice if Xfe could reread
/etc/fstab when it is modified, so that the user could
use Xfe to mount a device that has just been pluged in.

A simpler solution would be to regard everything under
/media as a mountpoint, but that would be rather ugly.
Anyway, I did implement that as a temporary measure, I
can supply a patch to anybody interested.

Discussion

  • Roland Baudin

    Roland Baudin - 2007-02-09

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    Yes, something has to be done here...
    Thanks!
    RB

     
  • simon1tan

    simon1tan - 2014-08-14

    There are already tools out there that automount drives(udisk). xfe should not interfere. And it should be a trigger anyway, not a pull. Otherwise xfe will be constantly busy checking files burning CPU & IO for no reason.

     

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