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Re: Get rid of /etc/mtab ?

"John H. Robinson, IV" <jhriv@ucsd.edu> writes:

> Brian May set us up the following:
> > 
> > I am not sure I get your point. Do you have a
> > /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 file?
> > 
> > On my non-devfs system, I certainly don't.
> do you happen to have a /dev/root device?
> i don't. that is where /proc/mounts claims / is mounted, in a non-devfs
> knowledgeable kernel (verified on 2.4.18 and 2.2.19).

That should be a link to the real root device. Its easily created if
realy needed.
> so, again, i have to ask, where is the problem? in either case,
> /proc/mounts thinks / is mounted on a device that does not exist in /dev
> at all.
> so that is either an endorsement for /etc/mtab being a file, or for
> devfs being mounted on /dev, not sure which :)

I think the devfs nameing scheme in /proc/mounts if devfs is not
mounted on /dev on boot should be considered a bug. Anyway, even with
devfs, I would like to have /dev/root there to stop df from adding
newlines. Same when mounting /dev/discs/disc1, the link name should be
in /proc/mounts for nicer output.


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