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From: Ian Kent <>
To: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: Kernel Mailing List <>,
	autofs mailing list <>,
	linux-fsdevel <>
Subject: [PATCH 5/5] autofs - add description of ignore pseudo mount option
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:00:46 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Add a idescription of the "ignore" pseudo mount option that can be
used to provide a generic indicator to applications that the mount
entry should be ignored when displaying mount information.

Signed-off-by: Ian Kent <>
 Documentation/filesystems/autofs.txt |   15 +++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/autofs.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/autofs.txt
index 409e6411904d..3af38c7fd26d 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/autofs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/autofs.txt
@@ -526,6 +526,21 @@ directories.
 Catatonic mode can only be left via the
 **AUTOFS_DEV_IOCTL_OPENMOUNT_CMD** ioctl on the `/dev/autofs`.
+The "ignore" mount option
+The "ignore" mount option can be used to provide a generic indicator
+to applications that the mount entry should be ignored when displaying
+mount information.
+In other OSes that provide autofs and that provide a mount list to user
+space based on the kernel mount list a no-op mount option ("ignore" is
+the one use on the most common OSes) is allowed so that autofs file
+system users can optionally use it.
+This is intended to be used by user space programs to exclude autofs
+mounts from consideration when reading the mounts list.
 autofs, name spaces, and shared mounts

      parent reply	other threads:[~2019-03-18  1:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-03-18  1:00 [PATCH 1/5] autofs - fix some word usage odities in autofs.txt Ian Kent
2019-03-18  1:00 ` [PATCH 2/5] autofs - update autofs.txt for strictexpire mount option Ian Kent
2019-03-18  1:00 ` [PATCH 3/5] autofs - update AUTOFS_EXP_LEAVES description Ian Kent
2019-03-18  1:00 ` [PATCH 4/5] autofs - update mount control expire desription with AUTOFS_EXP_FORCED Ian Kent
2019-03-18  1:00 ` Ian Kent [this message]

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