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Re: df: cannot read table of mounted filesystems

From: Kenneth Stailey
Subject: Re: df: cannot read table of mounted filesystems
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 07:31:00 -0700 (PDT)

--- Jeff Bailey <> wrote:
> 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.

Given.  I'll try to get the source to mount(8) and see what it's doing anyway.

> It
> also not obvious who should update it (Like if users mount filesystems
> that are readable to a group, should it be updated?).

Perhaps list mount directories in an env var:


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

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