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Re: Mounting NFS several times



On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 03:00:13PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 06:46:22PM +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> > With 2.4 kernels, you can mount the same device, say /dev/hda1, in
> > different places at the same time.
> 
> How, er, not useful.

Er, no, it's useful as hell.  PGI takes advantage of this feature:

1) "live" filesystem mounted from /dev/scd0 during installation for
installer executable and other fat stuff too large to fit on a 2.88MB
floppy initrd image

2) Debian packages retrieved from /dev/scd0 while chrooted into target
system and running apt-get

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G. Branden Robinson                |    Good judgement comes from
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    experience; experience comes from
branden@debian.org                 |    bad judgement.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |                         -- Fred Brooks

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