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SubjectRe: Why is /dev on a different filesystem ? [Kernel]
On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 08:13:50PM +0100, Paul Rolland wrote:
> Hello,
> I was trying to backup a machine using tar and the --one-file-system option
> and I was getting an archive without /dev, but tar was spitting :
> /dev: file is on a different filesystem; not dumped

That is probably because your distro is using udev which usually means
tmpfs is mounted at /dev/

> So, I had a look at the code in tar, and the comparison is done on the
> stat.st_dev field...
> I then wrote a simple program to stat("/", ...) and stat("/dev", ...),
> and got :

What does /proc/mounts show?


greg k-h
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