Why updatedb doesn't traverse my external HD?

T.C. Hollingsworth tchollingsworth at gmail.com
Sat Dec 24 20:39:35 UTC 2011

On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 1:21 PM, JB <jb.1234abcd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Anything mounted on /media has to be of actual "type" of that media.
> Btw, a CD mounted on /media, even if temporarily, represents "a persistent
> storage device", and certainly NOT "volatile memory" (e.g. of type shm).
> I think systemd devs need to remove it - it is a pure nonsense.

/media is on tmpfs simply because it's faster to keep the mountpoints
in memory than on disk.  That way, you don't have to hit your root
disk just to locate something that is almost certainly on another
disk.  It doesn't affect the mounts below it in any way.


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