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Re: Bug#616317: base: commit= ext3 mount option in fstab has no effect.

On Sat, 2011-05-07 at 22:43 -0400, Ted Ts'o wrote:
> Should we try to make this work (at best badly) since a change in
> mount options in /etc/fstab would only take effect at the next
> mkinitramfs and/or update-grub invocation?  Or should we just close
> out this bug and say, "tough luck, kid; if you want to change the root
> file system's mount options, you need to edit your kernel's boot
> options using whatever bootloader you might happen to be using"?

Could we not have init remount root based on /etc/fstab?  It already
handles remounting read-write.  I suppose the problem then is that some
mount options can't practically be changed when remounting.  (Worse, the
failure to change them is silent in some cases.  And that is definitely
a bug.)


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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