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SubjectRe: rootfs exposure in /proc/mounts
Alexander Viro wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Oct 2002, Andreas Steinmetz wrote:
>>Maybe I do oversee the obious but:
>>can somebody please explain why rootfs is exposed in /proc/mounts (I do
>>mean the "rootfs / rootfs rw 0 0" entry) and if there is a good reason
>>for the exposure?
> Mostly the fact that it _is_ mounted and special-casing its removal from
> /proc/mounts is more PITA than it's worth.
Acceptable but somewhat sad as it confuses e.g. "umount -avt noproc"
which is somewhat standard in shutdown/reboot scripts (using a softlink
from /etc/mtab to /proc/mounts).

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