[LEDE-DEV] replacing mountd with blockd - looking for testers

John Crispin john at phrozen.org
Mon Feb 27 02:49:51 PST 2017

On 27/02/2017 11:36, Daniel Golle wrote:
> Hi John,
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 11:20:40AM +0100, John Crispin wrote:
>> Hi,
>> i have created a branch in my staging tree [1] that removes mountd in
>> favour of blockd. blockd is part of the fstools package and uses the
>> block tool and /etc/config/fstab as a backend.
>> blockd is an optional daemon and when installed will provide these
>> features in addition to what block-mount already does :
>> * autofs4 support
>> * ubus call block info - for status info on attached block devices
>> * reload_config support - mount move or change from named to autofs to
>> anon mounts
> Great news!
>> What else should we add :
>> * support for eject buttons and LEDs
>> * ubus notifications upon state changes
>> * ubus interface for mount/unmount
>> * anything else that folks might like to see being added ?
> I haven't had a look at your work yet, so something might already
> be supported implicitely. However, I imagine it'd be useful to have
>  * waiting with service bring-up until specific device got mounted
>    (eg. for transmission or postgresql)

we could add this to blockd but would need to figure out where to put
this info. maybe add it as private data to the service/instance inside
procd ?

>  * support for attaching and activating LVM2 volumes
>  * support for using cryptsetup to open LUKS and TrueCrypt volumes
>    see https://github.com/openwrt/packages/pull/3259

these are really features that should be added to block-mount ?


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