fstab task

Tim Penhey tim at penhey.net
Tue Sep 5 22:52:33 BST 2006

On Tuesday 05 September 2006 22:22, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 20:21 +0100, Tim Penhey wrote:
> > I'd like to pose a question based on the following statement:
> >
> > “fstab” task is started on the “filesystem-mounted” event, it checks the
> > list of mounted filesystems against /etc/fstab and if all are mounted,
> > generates the “writable-filesystem” event.
> >
> >
> > Q)  In my fstab I have an entry for a cifs mount for my external maxtor
> > NAS. If it is for some reason turned off and can't be mounted (or
> > detected) then is it fair that the "writable-filesystem" event doesn't
> > happen?
> It depends, we may limit the "writable-filesystem" event for example to
> just "directories specified by the FHS" -- which is what we've tried to
> do in dapper with the waitnfs.sh script, but not entirely successfully
> due to races.

I'd say that would be the way to go.

I just have to say that I agree with the whole idea of upstart, and was quite 
excited when I read your blog entry the other day (upstart in universe).


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