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Old 06-09-2010, 12:34 PM
Dan McGee
Default Initialize /etc/mtab by copying /proc/mounts

On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 3:58 AM, Rogutės Sparnuotos
<rogutes@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Thomas Bächler (2010-06-09 09:47):
>> Am 09.06.2010 03:40, schrieb Dan McGee:
>> > On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 5:48 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas@archlinux.org> wrote:
>> >> Our current process of initializing /etc/mtab is
>> >> hackish and probably error-prone, replace it by
>> >> simply copying /proc/mounts.
>> >> ---
>> >
>> > Looks good to me (but untested). This goes way back to the roots of Arch, wow.
>> The only weirdness that I found is that "rootfs" is now shown as a mount:
>> rootfs / rootfs rw 0 0
>> Technically this is correct, but some tools might become confused.
>> Another way would be to grep -v ^rootfs from /proc/mounts when creating
>> mtab. I am entirely unsure what the "right way" is here.
> Not that I know the right way, but am running Arch with /etc/mtab copied
> (or symlinked, on another system) from /proc/mounts for more than a year
> now, without any problems.

Almost all embedded distros do this as well; rootfs is there in my
OpenWRT install because mtab is just a symlink. I would hope most
tools can cope with this guy.


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