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Re: Get rid of /etc/mtab ?

Nathan Hawkins <utsl@quic.net> writes:

> 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.

Then they keep the old way with a manual file.
> I'd be far more in favour of moving it into /var, which is where it
> should have been in the first place, IMHO.

Yeah, hear hear.


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