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Re: Get rid of /etc/mtab ?

Goswin Brederlow wrote:
Whats wrong with linking /proc/mounts to /etc/mtab?

Only problem is with loopback since umount won't free the loopback
device. But that could be fixed with a kernel change.

One good reason: non-Linux ports. The Hurd doesn't have /proc at all, and the BSD ports have /proc, but don't have all the clutter in there that Linux does. So /proc/mounts simply doesn't exist other than on Linux.

I'd be far more in favour of moving it into /var, which is where it should have been in the first place, IMHO.


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