Don't want /etc/mtab to be linked to /proc/mounts

Ken Moffat ken at
Mon Mar 29 00:22:24 PST 2004

On Sun, 28 Mar 2004, Nathan Coulson wrote:

> >
> >  Maybe I'm misunderstanding something here.  I'm running the 2.0.2
> > bootscripts on a test box, I can see the `> /etc/mtab' line, but mount
> > still gives me the `rootfs' and `/dev/root' crap instead of showing me
> > the real device.  I'm another one who'd really like to go back to the
> > old behaviour, at least for my test boxes which have a number of
> > potential root filesystems.
> >
> > Ken
> > --
> are you sure the /etc/mtab is no longer symlinked to /proc/mounts?  It
> sounds like it still is...

 Yeah, my bad.  Blundered in, skimmed the original post / reply, failed
to engage brain.

> BTW, for a long time now, (LFS 4.1? LFS 5.0?), we no longer symlink
> /etc/mtab to /proc/mounts.

 I know, doesn't mean I have to like it!

 das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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