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RE: [MiNT] MiNTLib 0.52.3b

> From: Andreas Schwab [mailto:schwab@suse.de]
> Sent: Friday, August 06, 1999 2:28 PM
> To: reschke@muenster.de
> Cc: Martin-Eric Racine; Jo-Even.Skarstein@gjensidige.no;
> mint@fishpool.com
> Subject: Re: [MiNT] MiNTLib 0.52.3b
> "Julian Reschke" <reschke@muenster.de> writes:
> |> What kind of comment is this supposed to be? If you are able to write a
> |> umount.ttp which calls a system call like Dumount(), you sure
> can also write
> |> one which Dlock()s the drive and then clears the drive bit, correct?
> Modifying _drvbits requires going to supervisor mode.

a) we can allow to do it using XBIOS (Setexc for example),

b) in traditional Unix systems, you had to be root to unmount a filesystem
as well.

Removing a filesystem is in the same class like accessing it on the device
level, so it is not completely clear to me why one thing needs root access,
while the other doesn't...