... you could do the same with /etc/mtab.
In fact since /etc is almost guaranteed to be on the same filesystem as
/, it seems like "/mtab.d" offers zero advantages over just /etc/mtab --
the case where /etc/mtab is the most annoying is when /etc is R/O, but
this almost always means that / will be R/O, making /mtab.d useless too.
> But AFAIK fsck uses mtab.
It uses /etc/fstab.
> If mtab does not exist mount will attempt to create a new one with
> only the root listed.
Unless you use the `-n' flag, which an init-script should do if it
knows there's something wierd required to get /var mounted or something.
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