This is a discussion on Re: Against the system:/, media:/ and home:/ namespaces - KDE ; On Monday, July 11, 2005 5:58 pm, Thiago Macieira wrote: > Programs that require mmap() can't use ioslaves directly anyways. They > need to find the real file path in order to call open(2) and then > mmap(2). > > ...
On Monday, July 11, 2005 5:58 pm, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Programs that require mmap() can't use ioslaves directly anyways. They
> need to find the real file path in order to call open(2) and then
> And I also think your solution would compound the problem for non-KDE
> apps, since there will be no "local file path" to media:/-URLs. That
> means copying the file to disk before using it. Imagine clicking on a
> 700MB .mpg on a CD and see it copied to /tmp before mplayer or xine is
Another great Luke Sandell idea gets shot down once again! =
> Mount/umounting on use would throw away the added benefits for floppies,
> which are fast access to cache. If you mount and unmount right
> afterwards, the cache is discarded. That means floppy access will be as
> slow as on Windows.
This is also a problem with floppy:/ (mtools), which KDE unfortunately =
encourages its users to utilize.
On Monday, July 11, 2005 5:47 pm, Pavel Troller wrote:
> I don't know anything about supermount and subfs, but I'm regularly using
> autofs not only on my own machine but extensively wherever I ever install=
> Linux (and there are MANY machines of that kind :-) ).
I tried autofs for awhile, because I couldn't get supermount to (consistent=
work. As I recall - autofs worked sometimes - but other times I would try t=
stat the dir of a medium I knew was there - and it would tell me does not =
exist. It could have, however, been my faulty Zip drive; I don't remember i=
it affected floppies and CD-ROMS. The one thing I don't like about autofs i=
that the media dirs don't exist until you try to access them - so if you =
insert a medium, you cannot browse to its mount point (you have to access t=
Then there is the problem of media:/ knowing about these special tools and =
working correctly with them.
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