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    SubjectRe: [patch 01/26] mount options: add documentation

    On Thursday 24. January 2008, Miklos Szeredi wrote:

    > Q: Why do we need correct option showing in /proc/mounts?
    > A: We want /proc/mounts to fully replace /etc/mtab. The reasons for
    > this are:
    > - unprivileged mounters won't be able to update /etc/mtab
    > - /etc/mtab doesn't work with private mount namespaces
    > - /etc/mtab can become out-of-sync with reality

    I asked this before and I don't remember getting an answer:
    How does this deal with certain special cases:
    - chroot: how will mount/df only show the for chroot relevant mounts?
    - loop: how is the connection between file and loop device maintained?

    I don't quite see how you want to achieve a _full_ replacement.

    Could also please explain why you want to go via user mounts. Other OS use a
    daemon for that, which e.g. can maintain access controls. How do you want to
    manage this?

    bye, Roman

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