Re: What to do about /etc/mtab
>>>>> " " == s Lichtmaier <Nicol> writes:
>> > >root@dragon:/tmp>mount -o loop foo 1 > Why dont we just
>> patch mount to use /var/run/mtab? > I dont know about any
>> other program which modifies it.
>> because /var is not always on the same partition as /
> /etc/mtab shouldnt exist, all the information should be
> handled by the kernel itself. But for the time being, I think I
> have a better solution than the current one:
> Allocate a shared memory area. SHM areas are kept in memory
> like small ramdisk. /etc/mtab is rather small, never longer
> than a 4k page, besides the memory is swappable.
> And theres an advantage: With a SHM capable mount program
> there would be no problem when mounting root read only.
cp /etc/mtab /proc/mounts
ln /proc/mounts /etc/mtab
Works fine even with 2.4 + devfs. Only find seems to still have a
slight bug there.