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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: msdos/vfat defaults are annoying

On 2005.02.07 00:42, Pozsár Balázs wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 12:36:10AM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 12:21:08AM +0100, Pozsar Balazs wrote:
> > > On Sun, Feb 06, 2005 at 07:06:59AM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > > > filesystem detection isn't handled at the kerne level.

> IIRC currently if both msdos and vfat are compiled in (not modules),
> and
> you try to mount a vfat filesystem without explicitly specifying the fs
> type, it will be mounted with the msdos type. With the, it will mounted
> vfat.

But since filesystem detection isn't handled in the kernel, changing the
link order is pointless. Please fix your /etc/filesystems instead.

~# grep camera /etc/fstab
/dev/sda1 /mnt/camera auto users,noauto 0 0
~# strace -o mount.trace mount /mnt/camera
~# grep filesystems mount.trace
open("/etc/filesystems", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = 3
~# cat /etc/filesystems
nodev proc
nodev devpts

Also check man 8 mount, specifically option -t:

[...] Creating a file /etc/filesystems can be useful to change the probe
order (e.g., to try vfat before msdos) ...

This is from man-pages 1.66, btw.


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