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Re: Ext3 partition not appearing in df output



On Mon, Oct 29, 2001 at 09:25:08PM +0000, Andries Brouwer cwi nl wrote:
> > Im my opinion, mount(8) *should* take care of resolving "auto"
> 
> Perhaps, I am not convinced.
> Mount has only one real job, that of passing user-specified
> parameters to the kernel.
> 
> For lazy people some friendliness is built-in, but it is
> friendliness that is not guaranteed to work - it is pure
> guesswork. Basically an auto mount tries all known filesystem
> types in random order until one succeeds. But the call that

Actually, it's not "random" in the sence that it does follow the order of
the FSes listed in /proc/filesystems...  But it is "random" in the case that
it depends on what is compiled into the kernel, and what is loaded at the
time...

Mike





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