On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 02:19:33PM +0200, Radim X. wrote: [please CC the submitter as well as the bug number, or else they don't get a reply!] > Are you sure that this won't break things elsewhere? Yes; the whole point of this change is to stop breaking things that are currently broken, including a whole plethora of bugs in mount(1). > Other packages > might use /etc/mtab with inotify to watch mount events (especially for > removable media). They would have to switch to a different method, > since /proc does not support inotify and udev doesn't help either. Do you have any examples of packages which use /etc/mtab in this way? I checked KDE 3.5.5 and it seems to be working fine. Note that inotify is very new, is Linux-specific, and all of the common desktop environments are portable to many different platforms and hence will detect changes using mechanisms other than inotify. IMO this is not a stopper for moving to a symlink. Regards, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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