Upon further examination, I found that I'd accidentally mounted
/dev/sda1 (VFAT) on /mnt
while /dev/sda5 (NTFS) was still mounted there. The NTFS files remained
I'd unmounted /dev/sda1 and then I could see them again.
This is with the 2.4.1 kernel on a Pentium III machine with an Adaptec
I found I could mount three partitions on /mnt, and they'd all show up
as mounted at
/mnt in the "mount" command, but if I unmounted one of them (only tried
with the currently
visible one), then it appeared that there were no filesystems mounted
there, but I could
continue umounting until the other two were gone.
I'm suprised this works. Note that the kernel rejected an attempt to
mount a filesystem
that was already mounted, but not to mount a filesystem at a point that
was already in use.
It looks like there is a stack of mounts on the mount point.
Looking at Documentation/Changes, I see that I need util-linux 2.10o. I
had 2.10l. But I
had the 2.10r util-linux sources on my machine and installed mount and
umount from it, and
I find that it gets it right mostly when I mount and unmount multiple
things, with the
exception that if /dev/sda5 was mounted before /dev/sda1, then if I give
"umount /dev/sda5", sda1 is the one that gets unmounted rather than
sda5, so it takes the
most recently mounted filesystem rather than the one you specify.
Michael D. Crawford
GoingWare Inc. - Expert Software Development and Consulting
Tilting at Windmills for a Better Tomorrow.
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