[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Unexpected problem with /etc/mtab -> /proc/mounts

Thomas Hood jdthood at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Jan 21 21:40:29 UTC 2006

Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> When testing the new sysvinit package, I just discovered a problem
> with this change:
>   * Use /proc/mounts instead of /etc/mtab when unmounting  (Closes: #338801)
> It make df very confused in a chroot:

I don't see how the change to the umountfs script can make any difference to how
df works.

Given the subject line, it seems that you think that /etc/mtab is symlinked to /proc/mounts,
whereas the new sysvinit package does not symlink /etc/mtab to /proc/mounts.

In any case: Does it make sense to run boot and shutdown script in a chroot?

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