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SubjectRe: PROBLEM: multiple mount of devices possible 2.4.0-test1 -

On Sat, 30 Dec 2000, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:

> Alexander Viro writes:
> > [...] Not allowing multiple mounts of the same
> > fs was an artifact of original namei() implementation. At some point
> > (late 80s) it had been fixed by Bell Labs folks in their branch. In Linux
> > it had been fixed during the last spring. That's it. You were never promised
> > that multiple mounts will not work. Moreover, in special cases they did work
> Heh. :-)
> 1. go to
> 2. take the "System Administration" quiz
> 3. try answering question 6 correctly

ITYM s/6/7/.

None of the variants. A: version-dependent and "just like" part is seriosuly
misleading. B: would be correct for old versions _if_ they would add "and
filesystem is presumed to be block-based". As it is, statement is blatantly
incorrect - some filesystems always could be mounted in many places. C:
not even funny. _None_ of the UNIX flavours I've seen has such limitation -
they either refuse to do second mount at all or they do not care about
relative location in the tree. D: see C.

Correct answer: on versions prior to 2.4 block-based filesystems can be
mounted only once. On 2.4 either do mount -t <whatever> /dev/hda2 /users
or mount --bind /var /users.

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