Re: mount notification question

From: Kay Sievers
Date: Fri Aug 06 2010 - 03:44:22 EST

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 03:07, Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 08/04/2010 08:41 PM, Chris Friesen wrote:
>> On 08/02/2010 03:12 PM, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
>>> is there a way to be notified when a mount occurs on the system ?
>> Have you looked on google? ÂThe link is a bit misleading but they do
>> give a way to do it (not using inotify).
> Thanks a lot for the pointer. I am not sure this solution will work, because
> it is inadequate for watching a specific location in a container context
> separated by the mount and the network namespaces. We have multiple mount
> points at the same place (eg. the mount point inheritance, the container
> configuration and the init scripts may mount /dev or /var/run several time)
> and the network namespace separation will make impossible to watch udev
> event via a netlink socket. I didn't look at the inotify implementation but
> IMHO, it should be worth to add IN_MOUNT and IN_UNMOUNT events for inotify
> no ?

These events wouldn't work, and they are long removed from the kernel
and don't exist.

You need to poll() /proc/mounts, and any changes in it will wake you
up with POLL_ERR. /proc/mounts should be namespace aware.

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