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Re: Using /proc/mounts in mountlist.c for linux

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: Using /proc/mounts in mountlist.c for linux
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2011 15:18:02 +0100
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On 05/04/11 13:36, Philipp Thomas wrote:
> GNU find will not recognize file systems of type autofs on newer Linux
> kernels as autofs entries are only listed in /proc/mounts and mountlist.c
> includes glibc mntent.h which takes the _PATH_MOUNTED from paths.h and that
> is /etc/mtab.
> After a longer discussion, we (SUSE) chose to patch mountlist.c in findutils
> to use proc/mounts instead of /etc/mtab which fixed ou problem.
> Would gnulib accept the attached patch to mountlist.c?

Well locally I have symlinked /etc/mtab -> /proc/mounts since:
So this would not break anything for me.

Also I understand Fedora 15 will symlink /etc/mtab to /proc/mount too.

What about older kernels though?
I'm wondering should suse be considering making the symlink also,
or otherwise keeping /etc/mtab in sync?
It seems a bit like this gnulib change is doing it in the wrong place.

I've cc'd the util-linux guys who know much more about this than me.


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