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SubjectRe: Patch for /proc/mounts problems on 2.2.x
"H. Peter Anvin" wrote:
>
> Erik Andersen wrote:
> >
> > On Wed Oct 25, 2000 at 11:43:02AM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > >
> > > There is another good reason to ditch /etc/mtab: as a static file, it
> >
> > And it is supposed to be writable though it lives in /etc. It should live
> > in /var. Has the LSB ever gotten around to addressing this wart?
> > This is a pita for embedded systems...
> >
>
> /var doesn't work either, because it may not be available at boot.
>
Yep, and that are exactly the reasons we wanted to use
/proc/mounts instead of /etc/mtab in the first place:
on our Diskless Client we have the root fs mounted readonly
(NFS mount) :-)

Now we want to use it on "normal" systems, too, and so we
came across the other problems (like missing quota flags)

- andreas

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