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bug#19491: /etc/mtab give wrong entries for early-mounted items.

From: 宋文武
Subject: bug#19491: /etc/mtab give wrong entries for early-mounted items.
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2015 20:50:07 +0800
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Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

> 宋文武 <address@hidden> skribis:
>> Notably, I have:
>>   /dev/sda1 /root ext4 rw,relatime,data=ordered 0 0
>>   none /root//dev devtmpfs rw 0 0
>> Which should be:
>>   /dev/sda1 / ...
>>   none /dev ...
>> Why not make /etc/mtab a symlink to /proc/self/mounts?
> This sounds appealing, but it seems that libmount in util-linux will
> insist to update /etc/mtab.
> Do you have evidence that it could cope with it?
Not sure, but I think libmount should just work fine.

util-linux support this since 2.19:

Debian make this default at 2011:
> Thanks,
> Ludo’.

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