[lkml]   [2003]   [Feb]   [26]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: About /etc/mtab and /proc/mounts
    Date (Miquel van Smoorenburg) writes:

    > In article <>,
    > Kasper Dupont <> wrote:
    >>A simpler solution, that does not require changes to the kernel
    >>would be to just move mtab to a more apropriate location. My
    >>suggestion would be to change it from /etc/mtab to /mtab.d/mtab.
    >>Then you could mount a tmpfs filesystem on /mtab.d. Or by making
    >>/mtab.d a symlink, you can get the mtab file whereever you want,
    >>including /etc.
    > /dev/shm ? Supposed to be there on many systems anyway. Fix
    > 'mount' and 'umount' so that if they see /etc/mtab is a symlink,
    > they follow it and create the temp files etc in the destination
    > directory of the link instead of in /etc. Then
    > ln -sf /dev/shm/mtab /etc/mtab et voila

    I thought, this is what /var is for. So, /var/run, /var/lib/misc or
    /var/etc might be more appropriate?

    OTOH, "ln -s /proc/mounts /etc/mtab" works just fine here.

    Regards, Olaf.
    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:33    [W:0.020 / U:35.820 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site