[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#349275: mountall.sh: "Mounting local filesystems... failed" when system has only a single partition

Max Bowsher maxb1 at ukf.net
Sat Jan 21 22:57:23 UTC 2006

Package: initscripts
Version: 2.86.ds1-4
Severity: minor

On a simple single partition system, /proc is the only non-root non-swap
non-noauto filesystem in fstab - i.e. it is the only filesystem that is
a candidate for 'mount -a'.

When mountall.sh runs, /proc is often already mounted. If this is the
case, mount -a fails with exit status 32 "mount failed". If there had
been other partitions which did mount at this point, then the exit code
would have been 32+64 "mount failed"+"some mounts succeeded" = 96, and
the special-casing in mountall.sh would have caught this. This is why
the bug is visible only on simple single-partition systems.

Note: this _might_ be the cause of #332309, but there's not enough
information in that bug to say conclusively whether or not it is the
same bug.


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