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SubjectRe: mount(2) bug found
On Tue, Jun 16, 1998 at 07:46:54PM +1200, Chris Wedgwood wrote:

> IMO /proc/mounts is not meant for lusers to twiddle with, but more for
> admins. and system tools, as it can be kernel version dependant. Nor it it
> portable.
>
> If df uses /proc/mounts, IMO, _it_ is broken.
>
> This all depends on what is considered to be the right smeantics for
> /proc/mounts, and IMO, df doesn't come into the equation.

Given the number of times I already had ``fun'' due to /etc/mtab being
out of sync with reality I'll really apreaciate a /proc/mtab which does
the right thing and a set of tools based on it or some other mechanism
that supplies correct data.

Think about using mount in a chroot'ed environment as Rik is doing or the
case of a read only root filesystem - keeping all copies of /etc/mtab
in sync is just not possible, even if that should be part of your
equation.

Ralf

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