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SubjectRe: About /etc/mtab and /proc/mounts
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miquels@cistron-office.nl (Miquel van Smoorenburg) writes:

> In article <3E5C8682.F5929A04@daimi.au.dk>,
> Kasper Dupont <kasperd@daimi.au.dk> 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.
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