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Re: Get rid of /etc/mtab ?

Previously Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> Can someone summarise the reasons against
> ln -s /proc/mounts /etc/mtab

* Not everymount mounts /proc
* /proc is not mounted early in the boot sequence
* not all mount options are listed in /proc/mounts
* Not all operating systems have /proc (afaik only Linux has /proc/mounts)
* Using /proc/mounts in a chroot means leaking lots of information about
  the host system into the chroot (the info is there anyway via /proc
  but with different paths which don't exist in the chroot. Also chroots
  don't always have /proc mounted but may very well mount other things)

Now someone please summarise the reasons not to have a seperate /etc/mtab


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