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Re: fonts, autofs and things

> On Thu, 10 Jun 1999, JF Martinez wrote:
> > That is the thing I had forgotten when telling about what I did today:
> > I made an autofs who works out of the box!  :-) Except I mount it on
> > /misc/floppy and /misc/cdrom.  Having people mounting by hand is
> Cool. We should probably also have links 
> /cdrom->/misc/cdrom
> /floppy -> /misc/floppy
Definitely, otherwise it seems kind of weird working with directories 
which don't exist until you ask for them...

What kind of timeout did you choose for floppies under autofs?
I am concerned that people could lose their changes to a floppy or even 
corrupt a floppy filesystem by pulling a floppy out before it got automatically
unmounted; I read in the docs that you are still supposed to wait for it to 
be unmounted, because autofs does not disable whatever caching that makes
umount necessary to begin with.

                              S. Lockwood