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SubjectRe: mounting a fs in two places at once?
Alexander Viro writes:
> On Sun, 24 Jun 2001, Marty Leisner wrote:
> > I just installed redhat 7.1 on a system.
> >
> > Cleaning up, a made a fs for home...(mounted on /mnt
> > to write the stuff to it)
> >
> > Then I accidently mounted it on /home.
> >
> > So it was mounted on /home and /mnt at the same time.
> > (I didn't bother going in to see what was there).
> Same tree, obviously.
> > Shouldn't this NOT happen?
> Sigh... Guys, who maintains l-k FAQ?

You mean the LK mailing list FAQ? That would be me.

> Q: I've mounted filesystem in two different places and it worked. Why?
> A: Because you've asked to do that. Yes, it works. No, it's not a bug.
> Q: what should I do to unmount it?
> A: umount <mountpoint>
> Q: but that took care only of one of them. How can I deal with another?
> A: umount <another_mountpoint>

Patches to the LKML FAQ accepted :-)


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