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Re: mtab and firmlink loop

From: Justus Winter
Subject: Re: mtab and firmlink loop
Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2014 13:26:13 +0200
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Hi Samuel,

Quoting Justus Winter (2014-10-02 12:57:52)
> Quoting Samuel Thibault (2014-10-02 01:58:11)
> > We're having issues with schroot and mtab on exodar. Looking a bit at
> > rpctrace, one can see things like this:
> > 
> > /home/srv/chroot/schroot-unpack/youpi/home/srv/chroot/schroot-unpack/youpi/home/srv/chroot/schroot-unpack/youpi/home/srv/chroot/schroot-unpack/youpi/home/srv/chroot/schroot-unpack/youpi/home/srv/chroot/schroot-unpack/youpi/home/srv/chroot/schroot-unpack/youpi/home/srv/chroot/schroot-unpack/youpi/home/schroot/mount/youpi/srv/chroot/schroot-unpack/youpi/servers
> > 
> > I have indeed made a bunch of firmlinks: /srv is a firmlink to
> > /home/srv, and /home/srv/chroot/schroot-unpack/youpi/home is a firmlink
> > to /home, thus forming a loop.  Can mtab properly cope with this?
> No, I'm afraid it doesn't handle this yet :/

Although there is no code to avoid this, I have been unable to
reproduce your troubles.  Can you please test the patch that I'll send
as follow up?


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