Re: Get rid of /etc/mtab ?
On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 11:35:29PM +0200, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 02:23:11PM -0700, Marc Wilson wrote:
> > This is an old discussion, but we shouldn't be expecting:
> > 1) kernel developers to make changes just for us
> If they make sence for the usage of /proc/mount it is very reasonable to
> asume it will be included in the kernel.
> /etc/mtab -> /proc/mounts works perfectly well for most normal systems. The
> major problem is loop devices, but this for sure needs fixing in the kernel.
I really suggest you read the archives. Yes loopback mounts have a problem
but so do quotas, nfs mounts and several other things. To make the kernel
support in memory every possible setup that mount can produce involves
making a virtual file that mount can write anything it like to. And the
kernel developers won't agree to that.
Martijn van Oosterhout <email@example.com> 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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