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SubjectRe: "r/o bind mounts" patch in 2.6.26-rc6 changes (breaks?) error behaviour
On Fri 2008-06-20 07:17:46, Dave Hansen wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 12:16 +0200, Jens Rottmann wrote:
> >
> > I noticed the following change in the error behaviour when attempting
> > to delete nonexisting files/dirs from R/O-mounted directories:
> >
> > Linux 2.6.25.7:
> > rm /RO_mounted_path/nonexisting_file
> > ==> "No such file or directory"
> >
> > Linux 2.6.26-rc6-git6:
> > rm /RO_mounted_path/nonexisting_file
> > ==> "Read-only file system"
>
> We looked at this way back in the beginning when I started to work on
> the patches. It was decided that the error codes weren't horribly
> important. We did have a case a bit ago where it really mattered, and
> Al fixed that up.
>
> I know this changed behavior a bit, but userspace can surely work around
> it with read-only operations (stat) when it is really important to get
> the error to the user just right.

I'd say userspace should not have to work around this.

Interface change, in stable series, w/o deprecation period, new
interface is worse than the old one...

Pavel
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