[sclug] root-like read-all but not write ability?

Dickon Hood sclug at splurge.fluff.org
Thu Sep 6 09:49:22 UTC 2007

On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 10:32:02 +0100, Sean Furey wrote:
: On Wed, Sep 05, 2007 at 11:38:50PM +0100, Dickon Hood wrote:
: > I was about to suggest loopback mounting the filesystem somewhere but
: > read-only and taking your backup against that, but you can't do it on
: > Linux.

: I'm not sure what you're describing as loopback mounting, but if it's
: what I think it is, mount --bind along with the kernel patches for
: read-only bind mounts would do the same thing.

I am.  It's a 'loopback' mount on Solaris, which is where I do most of my
filesystem work.

I read the manpage for Linux's mount and it seemed to suggest you couldn't
change the mount options on a bind mount.  I hadn't realised there are
patches for it.

Dickon Hood

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