On Thu, Dec 07, 2000 at 09:54:32AM -0500, Neal H Walfield wrote:
> > Everything except root is a passive translator. I wouldn't want the M$
> > stuff in my locate database ... and I'm not sure I want Linux things
> > in there, but I certainly want the /home tree.
> I think you are missing something (or maybe I am wrong). If updatedb does
> a readdir on / then the translator on home is going to be started.
Ah, no. But almost. A readdir is just not enough, as it is only reading the
directory content. You have to stat it at least.
> But everything is always mounted in the Unix sense. They may be
> passive, however, they are ``mounted.''
It might be useful to avoid the word mounting alltogether, to avoid
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