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Re: Ext3 partition not appearing in df output



On Tue, 30 Oct 2001, Matt Stegman wrote:

> 3) Fix 'mount' program ?
>
> Why, in the first place, is /etc/mtab the authoritative source for what
> filesystems are currently mounted?  Why doesn't 'mount' get the list
> from the kernel - i.e., read /proc/mounts instead of /etc/mtab?

If i recall, isnt procfs optional?

> On a similar note, why is the root filesystem listed in /proc/mounts as
> '/dev/root', instead of the actual device name (/dev/hda1 or whatever)?

Heh. wannabe devfs i guess?

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