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

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Sun Jun 04 2000 - 19:23:44 EST

On Sun, 4 Jun 2000, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:

> This can be fixed by combining it with that other idea you love,
> using "/" as separator and "//" as an escaped "/":
> /usr -> /../ext2///dev//sda1///
> Now you know an ext2 filesystem from /dev/sda1 is mounted starting
> (as normal) at the root. Gee, you could encode a whole mtab line.
> You did want to get rid of mtab, didn't you? Here you go!

<sounds of violent nausea>
yeah, but getting rid of my dinner was not in the plans...

Albert, just stop it, will you? There _is_ some difference between l-k and
alt.tasteless. At least there should be...

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