Re: Loopback (dir->dir) mounting (NOT -o loop)

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 16:07:35 EST

On Thu, 1 Jun 2000, Pavel Machek wrote:

> That will surely confuse hell out of the backup utility. It is
> probably going to confuse autoclean.

And you allow your backups freely span the filesystem boundaries? I've
learnt not to do it _really_ hard way. Even harder was the autocleaner -
ever went "uh, /mnt is already busy, let's mount it for an hour under
/tmp/foo... Oh, FSCK! Let's hope these tapes are alive and there goes
my fscking weekend..."?

The point being: you should protect yourself against your own fsckups - no
user will ever come anywhere near the crap you can inflict upon yourself
at 4:55pm on Friday.

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