[lfs-book] [LFS Trac] #3215: Coreutils-8.20

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Tue Oct 30 04:02:41 PDT 2012

#3215: Coreutils-8.20
 Reporter:  matthew@…                     |       Owner:  matthew@…                   
     Type:  enhancement                   |      Status:  assigned                    
 Priority:  normal                        |   Milestone:  7.3                         
Component:  Book                          |     Version:  SVN                         
 Severity:  normal                        |    Keywords:                              

Comment(by matthew@…):

 Replying to [comment:1 gespinasse]:
 > tests/du/bind-mount-dir-cycle.sh fail with regular /etc/mtab but work
 with symlink to /proc/mounts

 Test failure confirmed here.  I also note that you've taken this upstream
 (thread starting at http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-
 coreutils/2012-10/msg00139.html), so thanks for that!

 Interestingly, LFS has flip-flopped a couple of times on the issue of a
 real or symlinked /etc/mtab file.  It was last changed in r2415, following
 a discussion started by the previous maintainer of 'mount' at

 It is my understanding that the current util-linux maintainer expects a
 symlinked mtab.  I'll try to go through that long discussion thread again
 and pull out the use cases that failed with the symlink and see if they're
 still relevant (that discussion is 10 years old, so things may have moved
 on since then).

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/3215#comment:4>
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