> > On Tue, Jun 13, 2000 at 13:13:38 +0200, > > Stephan Niemz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > [...] > > > I can't quite see this disaster, because under normal operation nothing > > > tries to write to the root partition, except for /tmp. > > > On Tue, Jun 13, 2000 at 01:21:11PM +0200, Thomas 'Mike' Michlmayr wrote: > > every mount operation writes to /etc/mtab. and no, you can't move it to > > another partition. > On Tue, Jun 13, 2000 at 09:23:20 -0500, David Starner wrote: > On my root partition, du mtab says it uses up 1K of space. ls -l /etc/mtab > 347. So I can double mtab before it will try to allocate another sector. If > you have enough things potentially mounted to fill 1K of space, then this > might be a problem. Or if you use something like Reiserfs, which merges those > small files. Otherwise, I don't see it as an issue. Good point. Another point is that mounting and unmounting doesn't happen very often "under normal operation", i. e. after booting has finished. So maybe I really couldn't mount or unmount a CD or floppy while /tmp is full. Okay, the situation changes if you're using an automounter. :-( Anyways, this is getting offtopic since it wasn't about mounting root read-only. - Stephan.
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