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/etc/mtab wiped clean after mke2fs is run

This is weird.

On potato, running mke2fs wipes out the existing /etc/mtab file
(it's zero size) such that `df' and `mount' have no record of any
mounted filesystems.

Anyone else seen this?

I use e.g.   mke2fs -m 0 -i 16384 /dev/hda3

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