devkit-disks: Allowed ntfs-3g mount options

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Mon Jun 15 11:37:41 PDT 2009

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 11:06 AM, David Zeuthen<david at> wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-06-15 at 09:09 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 8:08 AM, Martin Pitt<martin.pitt at> wrote:
>> >
>> > Dropping the mount options from the UI entirely stops people from
>> > being able to share their USB hard disk with other users on the
>> > system, though. There might be a few other use cases, but this one
>> > seems to be the most obvious to me.
>> Sharing devices seems like something that should be properly designed
>> as a feature, not exposed in some backwards way via obscure mount
>> options...
> Right. Keep in mind that the Mount() method supports the 'remount'
> option so presumably if you wanted to share mounts you could hook into
> that and then do the right thing e.g. change dmask for FAT mounts. For
> example you could write a Nautilus extension that exposes this either
> via a Cluebar (like the CD burner one) or menu options. But I think it's
> going to be hard to implement anyway, e.g. you can't really do this for
> ext3/ext4 since it involves mocking around with permissions on the root
> folder.

What about the codepage/iocharset/utf8 type options? Probably everyone
agrees that everything should be unicode, but that doesn't govern
what's already on someone's USB key today. I know this was a big issue
for some people.


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