Re: Get rid of /etc/mtab ?
On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 11:56:00AM +0200, Russell Coker wrote:
> If you do that then you don't have an entry in the mtab file for the /var
> file system, or for any filesystem that has a preceeding entry in the
> /etc/fstab file.
Like / (root)!
> If the mtab file is to be maintained as a regular file then it MUST be on the
> root file system, which means /etc.
At the risk of getting flammed, and having people yell acronyms
like FHS and SE-Linux at me, I will suggest:
Actually, I don't like mtab, and never have. For instance it gets badly
confused if you mount a partition within a chroot...
(not to mention the other proplem of making /etc a readonly NFS
Brian May <email@example.com>
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