[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#589218: Bug#589218: also hit by this bug

Santiago Garcia Mantinan manty at debian.org
Tue Jan 18 16:02:20 UTC 2011

> That's in reference to allowing a share to be mounted multiple times at a
> mount point.  I don't think that should be disallowed; it's not disallowed
> for other filesystem types either, though you may be unable to double-mount
> a given device due to locking issues.

I know, I don't see a problem either other than mount -a mounting things
several times and not being able to issue a mount -a and use its exit code
in scripts or so.

> > In fact, I used to relly on "mount -a" exit status to know if I have
> > everything mounted or not, and with this bug you cannot issue a "mount -a"
> > as you'll get all the cifs shares mounted again.
> I believe this is only the case when the path written to /etc/mtab differs
> from that in /etc/fstab - most commonly because of the extra / that gets
> appended to the /etc/mtab entry with recent versions of mount.cifs.  This is
> a behavior change that doesn't make much sense (it's inconsistent with NFS
> mtab handling, for instance), but I'm not sure we're going to get it
> reverted soon enough to make a difference.

For what I see my mtab doesn't have that extra / and only has a couple of
them. I have them a cifs on my fstab using a //server/share syntax, so if I
understood you well on your two mails... the problem I have is not caused by
any of the two cases you mentioned, if you need more data to debug this just
tell me.

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