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Re: Is inability to operate with root read-only (and separate /etc, /dev, etc) a bug or design decision?

[Philipp Matthias Hahn]
> Which doesn't work because of linux-utils-2.12r/mount/fstab.c:55

As I recall, Andries (util-linux upstream) produced, at least a year
ago, a kernel patch which allows the kernel to store an extra string of
user data from 'mount', and display it in /proc/mounts, so that neither
mount nor umount need bother with /etc/mtab.  In other words, upstream
is well aware of this issue and has a solution ready to implement, if
only someone would merge the patch into the kernel.  And if only I
could actually find the lkml reference to this.

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