mount command absurdly verbose?

Joe Zeff joe at
Tue Nov 22 19:22:32 UTC 2011

On 11/22/2011 11:01 AM, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> And it seems that everybody decided to go for the
> "mtab is a symlink" behavior for the time being.

That's not at all unreasonable.  /etc/mtab has always been (AFAIK) a 
snapshot of how the various parts of the filesystem are mounted, not to 
be edited by mere mortals.  Making it a symlink to the appropriate part 
of /proc just makes it clearer that it's supposed to be read only.

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