about mtab symlink

Richard Lightman richard at nezumi.plus.com
Fri Nov 8 10:35:39 PST 2002

* jsmaby at virgo.umeche.maine.edu <jsmaby at virgo.umeche.maine.edu> [2002-11-08 18:28]:
> The dataloss is a known issue, especially with loopback devices,
> but the lfs editors decided this loss is acceptable given
> the advantages of having the symlink.
The problems with the loopback device when /etc/mtab is linked to
/proc/mounts were fixed a long time ago.

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