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Re: Get rid of /etc/mtab ?

On Fri, Jun 28, 2002 at 02:41:59AM +0200, Gergely Nagy wrote:
> > The same information is available in /proc/mounts. In fact, /proc/mounts is 
> > more accurate e.g. after lazy umounts (umount -l).
> Untrue. /proc/mounts lists bind-mounts differently, and doesn't list
> my / properly:

Not just that, it also mean that loopback devices won't be automatically
unallocated when used in loopback mounts, because /proc/mounts does not
store all the required info.

Parts of /etc/mtab:
/mnt/hdb/31/cdimages/potato1.iso /mnt/iso/potato1 iso9660 ro,loop=/dev/loop0 0 0

The same from /proc/mounts:
/dev/loop0 /mnt/iso/potato1 iso9660 ro 0 0

This comes up every now and then and deserves a FAQ entry (if it hasn't one

Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog@svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those that can do binary
> arithmetic and those that can't.

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