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Re: df: cannot read table of mounted filesystems

From: Jeff Bailey
Subject: Re: df: cannot read table of mounted filesystems
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 07:14:25 -0700
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On Thu, Apr 11, 2002 at 06:47:06AM -0700, Kenneth Stailey wrote:

> /etc/mtab is bad because read-only filesystem and full filesystem
> etc cannot generate or update it.  *BSD got rid of it a while ago
> for getmntinfo(3) API.  Should HURD adopt this API?

There isn't currently a central store where all of those are kept.  It
also not obvious who should update it (Like if users mount filesystems
that are readable to a group, should it be updated?).

It's one of the design tradeoff's of the Hurd.

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