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Re: data files in /etc?

On 2004-02-13 "Bernhard R. Link" <blink@informatik.uni-freiburg.de> wrote:
> * Magosányi Árpád <mag@bunuel.tii.matav.hu> [040212 22:52]:
> > -if one wants to make the boot process unable to modify configuration,
> >  they will also be stumbled upon. (And given the fact that mount
> >  actually deletes and recreates /etc/mtab, the challenge is...
> >  challenging.)

> At least some time ago mount was able to deal with /etc/mtab 
> beeing a link to /proc/mounts. (As long as no loop-devices 
> where involved).

Besides breaking -o loop this also breaks the "user" option, the
can user can mount the filesystem but is not allowed to unmount it
because /proc/mounts does not hold the name of the user who mounted
the file system.
                 cu andreas

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