systemd and mounting filesystems

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at
Tue Oct 4 22:18:03 UTC 2011

On Tue, 04.10.11 15:02, Tom Hughes (tom at wrote:

> On 04/10/11 14:54, Paul Howarth wrote:
> > I ran into a similar problem last month. I foolishly set up a bind mount
> > for a local filesystem, with the new mountpoint living on top of an NFS
> > filesystem, and set it up in fstab to mount on boot in an F-16 VM. When
> > I next rebooted, the attempted bind mount happened very early in the
> > boot process (long before the network was up) and failed, resulting in a
> > boot failure at an even earlier point that the usual single-user mode,
> > where all the volume groups hadn't even been scanned and devices added
> > in /dev, which was tricky to fix until I figured out what had happened
> > and removed the bind mount entry from fstab.
> I have a similar problem with some bind mounts over the root filesystem 
> where systemd mounts them while the rootfs is still ro and hence they 
> all wind up as ro until I remount them.

Is there a bugzilla about this?

This is an interesting issue to think about. I wonder what the right fix
should be though: delay all bind mounts after the / remount?


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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