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Re: [opensuse-factory] subfs dropped in 10.1 Beta 2
  • From: Andreas Schneider <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 18:29:17 +0100
  • Message-id: <43DA586D.8030009@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Andreas Jaeger wrote:
> Michael Galloway <mgx@xxxxxxxx> writes:
>> my first questions is why drop subfs? i know its not perfect, but its
>> adequate for the most part.
> subfs was an additional kernel module that has not been accepted by
> the kernel team and caused us a number of problems and strange issues,
> e.g. df never reported the right thing. With hal support in the
> products, hal enables to do automatic mounting of media as well with
> helper support. Such helpers already exist for both KDE and GNOME.

For those people loving thousands of popups popping up! A solution would be
helper (using HAL) like subfs doing it automatically.

Err, the only solution! :)

-- andreas

>> it seems that the way this goes is that is assumes the desktop world
>> revolves on kde, which perhaps is a bit of a mistake.
> Nope around GNOME and KDE ;-)
>> -- michael
>> On Fri, Jan 27, 2006 at 02:07:02AM +0100, houghi wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> During the IRC meeting from 2006-01-24 it was announced that subfs has
>>> been dropped. IRC log and minutes can be found at
>>> and the timestap for the
>>> subfs issue begins at 19:47
>>> From the minutes:
>>> - subfs has been dropped and will be replaced by hal plus
>>> gnome-volume-manager (under GNOME) and some binary for KDE.
>>> non-KDE and non-GNOME users have to mount manually. They cant
>>> even put a line into /etc/fstab, so that a user can mount it.
>>> There was a consens that this is unacceptable.
>>> Action Item houghi:
>>> - start discussion about subfs replacement in non KDE/GNOME systems on
>>> opensuse-factory
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> Andreas

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