[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: /run support for wheezy?

On Sun, Apr 03, 2011 at 10:59:43PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Roger Leigh <rleigh@codelibre.net> writes:
> > Both of these issues were due to /etc/mtab being inconsistent with
> > reality.  I've now corrected the code to make domtab() behave
> > identically to domount() to ensure that they are always working
> > in the same manner.  Once /run is established, I wonder if moving
> > /etc/mtab to /run/mtab would be feasible, since it would mean this
> > complex and hairy setup could be dropped entirely.
> At least on linux /etc/mtab needs to link to /proc/mounts or be
> removed. With Linuxes per process view of what is mounted where this is
> the only way to get an accurate list of mounted filesystems.
> But there are still some things that haven't adapted yet, e.g. the
> mount.nfs helper. While a link already works for most people it doesn't
> work for all people yet. So this isn't something we can do today. I
> think adapting software to use /run/mtab is a waste of time better spend
> on getting the last view things to support /proc/mounts instead.

Possibly all fixed with util-linux v2.19 with libmount enabled which adds
a utab for user options.  Certainly fixes bind mounts, unsure about NFS.
utab currently gets stored in /dev/.mount/utab, so an obvious candidate
for /run once that's here.

Has anyone tried out the new util-linux yet?


  .''`.  Roger Leigh
 : :' :  Debian GNU/Linux             http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/
 `. `'   Printing on GNU/Linux?       http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/
   `-    GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848   Please GPG sign your mail.

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

Reply to: