Re: Placement of console device for `virtual-dev' package
> It shouldn't be removed from /etc/fstab (in fact, I think it
>shouldn't be written there). It should be removed from /etc/mtab
>(there is where the system keeps track of the mounted filesystems).
> I think that'll be the best solution; IMHO, ramdisks don't
>need to be unmounted.
I don't believe I should have my scripts mess around with mtab.
/etc/mtab is supposed to show which filesystems are mounted, and it's
used by programs like df and mount to generate reports about mounted
filesystems. If /dev was removed from mtab, things (and sysadmins!)
would get very confused.
If it's not listed in /etc/fstab, though, umount -a will not attempt to
unmount it, but everything else should work as normal. I prefer that
solution. I'll even change the package eventually...
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