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

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Tue Oct 30 09:08:18 PDT 2012


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

 Replying to [comment:6 bdubbs@…]:
 > My problem with a symlinked mtab is that I can't tell what the root
 partition is:
 ...
 > rootfs and /dev/root don't tell me anything.

 But if 'mount' and 'df' and similar tools show you the right output, does
 it really matter that 'cat /etc/mtab' or 'cat /proc/mounts' doesn't?  To
 me, /etc/mtab shouldn't ever have been there; it's not like it's a
 configuration file that a sysadmin would want or need to change.  As long
 as userspace can produce the correct information with whatever
 implementation of /etc/mtab we decide upon, that's fine by me.

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Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/3215#comment:7>
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