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Re: mount message unclear

I demand that Steve Langasek may or may not have written...

> On Fri, Jun 14, 2002 at 12:31:25AM +0200, Florian Weps wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 13, 2002 at 01:22:07PM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
>>> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1,
>>>        or too many mounted file systems
>>> Can't this message be refined a little?  Is there really no way to tell
>>> the user a slightly more informative answer?
>> No. Basically, mount asks the kernel to mount something, and the kernel
>> says "didn't work". [...] So mount *is* trying to be informative. [...]

> That's because "mount failed: reason unknown" would be the truth, whereas
> the current error message is merely speculation on the part of mount. [...]

Then, perhaps, "mount: failed, reason unknown; possibilities include foo",
where foo is a list of reasons which are likely for the expected filesystem

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