GNOME mount options (rant and request)
glen.turner at aarnet.edu.au
Fri Jan 19 04:02:52 CST 2007
I just trashed a USB stick because GNOME's umount doesn't wait until the
mount is done before removing the icon. Even Windows and MacOS do that
So I try it from the command line, and the volume hasn't been mounted as
user, so I can't umount it. Grrr.
And the SELinux context of the files on the USB stick are wrong -- it uses
the same context as user objects, thus trusting the data on the USB stick
even though it could have come from anywhere. Let me try this
cp /media/USBSTICK/lls ~/bin
WTF does that work? lls could "rm -rf /" the next time I make a typo.
Didn't we learn from floppy viruses, wasn't the most worrying root kit last
year distributed on CDs? Grrr.
So now I want to set the "-o flush" option when the drive is mounted,
that will stop the data going to the USB drive hanging about in cache
until the umount. And I want to set the removable device SELinux
context. But the mount options for files aren't in the GUI
(odd since the options for CDs, cameras and so on are) and I can't
find it in the documentation.
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