Re: auto-mounting disks that might not be present (e.g. usb drives)
On Thu, 04 Feb 2010 08:50:58 -0600, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
> In <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Camaleón wrote:
>>But I still find the point valid: if a mount point defined in "fstab" is
>>not present at boot time, it should warn the user and log the error but
>>the boot process should not be stopped at all because the mount point is
>>not critical (i.e., is not root "/") for the system to properly start.
> There are filesystems other than '/' that I need to have a fully
> functional system:
Yes, but the mount point of the OP is not critical for his system, that
was what I wanted to say. And the kernel must be aware of that device is
trivial and can be skipped without any drawbacks.