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    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.
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