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Feature Request - Option to NOT auto-mount volumes that are unmounted after an operation

(@smayer97)
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It would be really nice to have an option to NOT auto-mount volumes after performing an operation like adding or deleting a volume.

An example is when you are managing partitions and you need to create and remove more than one, having to wait each time for SoftRAID to unmount and remount volumes between each attempt is slow and time consuming, especially when you have several operations to do in a row.

If could be a simple prompt or checkbox when performing an operation to ask if the already unmount volumes and any new volume should be mount immediately.

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Topic starter Posted : 18/10/2020 7:46 am
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(@softraid-support)
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A feature I have advocated for. Its more complicated than it appears, however. Hopefully we can do something, but this one has more engineering time required to implement than user benefit, so it may not happen to focus on other priorities.

 

thanks!

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Posted : 18/10/2020 3:47 pm
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(@slem)
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From a user perspective, it should be straight-forward: associate each volume with a single bit internal flag that indicates whether the last unmount was automatic (0, initial value) or not (1, user request). Meanwhile, add a command line option to softraidtool volume unmount, something like "noautoremount" that tells the driver to set the flag. Have the GUI add the flag to commands it issues to the tool when the user requests unmount.

This should not take much change. The largest change would be adding the flag to the output when the user asks for info.

... Surely softraid already has reserved fields in the header that are extensive enough to accommodate one bit.

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Posted : 20/01/2021 5:29 pm
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@slem

Its been in the queue for a while, but has not yet been implemented. I would like it, but unlikely to make it into 6.0.1, maybe a release soon after.

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Posted : 20/01/2021 7:40 pm
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