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bug#10363: [Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#653073: bug#10363: /etc/mtab -> /pro

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#10363: [Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#653073: bug#10363: /etc/mtab -> /proc/mounts symlink affects df(1) output for
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 07:48:37 -0800
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On 01/19/12 07:29, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> Note: there is no reason why the kernel could not return the mount
> information with shadowed paths removed in a separate procfs node, as
> that would cause no security/troubleshooting problems.

That's what I was thinking of, and it'd be a much better fix,
as it would fix things for all applications.

The current approach expects all app developers to modify
their applications in order to deal with a feature that app
developers typically don't know about and don't understand;
this isn't a good way to introduce a new feature.

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