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Re: /etc/mtab

> Everything except root is a passive translator. I wouldn't want the M$
> stuff in my locate database ... and I'm not sure I want Linux things
> in there, but I certainly want the /home tree.

I think you are missing something (or maybe I am wrong).  If updatedb does
a readdir on / then the translator on home is going to be started.

> True, but as I understand it, "automounting" is the thing to do under
> the Hurd, not an exception. I consider the above setup (nothing
> mounted explicitly) quite normal.

But everything is always mounted in the Unix sense.  They may be
passive, however, they are ``mounted.''


Neal H Walfield
University of Massachusetts at Lowell
neal@walfield.org or neal@cs.uml.edu

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