[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Problems with /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g and sendsigs

Michael Biebl mbiebl at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 23:27:56 UTC 2008


I have a ntfs partition, that I mount using ntfs-3g (fuse). This
means, there is a running process mount.ntfs-3g as long as the
partition is mounted. This process doesn't react on SIGTERM in
sendsigs. That means, on every shutdown/reboot, I get

Asking all remaining processes to terminate: failed

First, it would be a nice feature imho, if sendsigs could print the
processes that are not shutdown by SIGTERM, before it sends them the
SIGKILL signal.

Second, how should this above case be handled? I guess it's typical
for fuse based filesystems, that there is a running process as long as
the corresponding partition is mounted. What is the correct fix:
1.) Should sendsigs omit those (mount) processes by default?
2.) Should those fuse filesystems utilize and set an entry in
3.) Should fuse filesystems be unmounted before sendsigs?
4.) Should the (fuse) mount programs react on SIGTERM?


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