Re: Wierd problem with mount, labels and 2.3.99-pre9+

From: Tom Rini (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 16:50:46 EST

On Thu, Jun 01, 2000 at 09:42:04PM +0200, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 01, 2000 at 12:09:14PM -0700, Tom Rini wrote:
> <nothing at all>
> Weird.

Yes. I swore I typed in a message too. Oh well, lets try that again.
With mount from util-linux 2.10m, 2.3.99-pre9+ (which allows you to mount
one device multiple times now) and an /etc/fstab which specifices devices
by LABEL= (and quite probably UUID=) mount -a will continue to mount those
partitions over and over. What would happen prior to this "feature" is
mount -a would simply try and mount those partitions but fail. Not a critical
bug (it doesn't seem to do any harm). But I know both Debian and RedHat
initscripts do a mount -a at somepoint (which is why I noticed it).

Tom Rini (TR1265)

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