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Re: ifupdown writes to /etc... a bug?

On Mar 11, Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> wrote:

 >>  >/etc/mtab - can be solved to certain degree with symlink to
 >>  >	/proc/mounts, however this is a can of worms.
 >> Fix mount and use a symlink.
 >I do not think that mount is broken.  It works with a symlink.  However, if
 >a file is available, it can store some additional information (which the
 >kernel does not, and need not) to simplify some operations.
Sorry, what I meant is "fix mount to follow a /etc/mtab symlink to a
writeable file somewhere else".

 >>  >/lib/modules/x.y.z/modules.* - this is horrible IMHO, it really lives
 >>  >	under /var.
 >> No bug here, these files are not supposed to be modified at any time.
 >They are, at least once, and they should stay on the root filesystem.
Yes, they are supposed to be modified when you install the modules.
And obviously the file system has already to be mounted rw to install
the modules.


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