Re: About /etc/mtab and /proc/mounts

Kasper Dupont (
Sun, 02 Mar 2003 15:00:17 +0100

DervishD wrote:
> Hi Miles :)
> Miles Bader dixit:
> > /var is clearly the right place for this; if /var isn't mounted
> > initially, I'd suggest that mount should simply not update any file
> > at that point, and the init-script that mounts /var can be
> > responsible from propagating information from /proc/mounts to
> > /var/whatever.
> In an embedded system I built a time ago, /etc/mtab was first a
> symlink to /proc/mounts, but after a while I made it a symlink to
> /var/run/mtab. It worked OK, AFAIK.

Did mount actually update the mtab file? The version of mount on
my system would not.

Kasper Dupont -- der bruger for meget tid på usenet.
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