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RE: [MiNT] MiNTLib 0.52.3b

> From: owner-mint@fishpool.com [mailto:owner-mint@fishpool.com]On Behalf
> Of Thomas Binder
> Sent: Friday, August 06, 1999 3:24 PM
> To: MiNT List
> Subject: Re: [MiNT] MiNTLib 0.52.3b
> Hi!
> On Fri, Aug 06, 1999 at 01:00:44PM +0200, Julian Reschke wrote:
> > We had this discussion and I think there was a technical
> agreement that the
> > best approach is to set the directory entries to "hidden" so
> that they don't
> > appear in a normal directory listing. Everybody who asks for this
> > functionality can now sit down and add it to unifs.c (or what
> it is called).
> I once implemented a solution where a new mint.cnf variable HIDEGEMODS
> (also possible to be influenced via Ssystem()) offered the possibility
> to completely hide certain drive letters from U:\. Completely means that
> they /never/ would appear in U:\, i.e. no file attribute was used (but
> of course, the path remained accessible; i.e. although for example U:\a
> didn't appear in the output of ls, it was still possible to access
> U:\a\somefile).
> This was rejected by Frank because this wasn't what was agreed on here,
> i.e. a solution with a file attribute. The problem with the latter,
> though, is that it won't work by changing unifs.c, as a lookup on a
> drive letter in U:\ already returns the affected filesystem's root
> cookie, so all further accesses to it are no longer handled by unifs.c,
> but the filesystem on that drive. IOW, for an attribute-based solution,
> you'd have to change each and every filesystem.

I don't see that a major issue as there are only 3..4 filesystems that are
affected (outside the kernel...).