[lfs-dev] util-linux issues
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue May 14 11:59:08 PDT 2013
1. The latest git commit in util-linux now has a fix for umount not
remounting the root fs read only with a 'umount -a -r' command.
I'm not sure if we should fix that in LFS or just wait until the next
release of util-linux. We do have a workaround in place in the mountfs
script, and it's a pretty minor issue right now. My inclination is to wait.
2. Also, I did a test of setting /etc/mtab as a symlink to /proc/mounts
and it seems to work properly although the output of 'mount' is a bit
more verbose. My objection of 'mount' not specifying the device for the
rootfs is fixed. I think this is done by reading the root= option on
the kernel command line, so it may not work exactly right in all cases.
For instance, it may not work if an initramfs is used and the root fs
is specified by uuid or label.
In any case, should we change the /etc/mtab entry to a symlink?
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