Re: [PATCH][CFT] per-process namespaces for Linux

From: David L. Parsley (
Date: Wed Feb 28 2001 - 13:13:36 EST

Alexander Viro wrote:
> > Evil idea of the day: non-directory (even non-existant) mount points and
> > non-directory mounts. So then "mount --bind /etc/foo /dev/bar" works.
> Try it. It _does_ work.

Yeah, mount --bind is cool, I've been using it on one of my projects
today. But - maybe I'm just not thinking creatively enough - what are
the advantages of mount --bind versus just symlinking?

Also, I tried mount --bind fileone filetwo, and it fails if filetwo
doesn't exist. ('mount point filetwo doesn't exist'). Is that supposed
to work? (using mount from latest redhat beta)

BTW, pivot_root is nifty, too. ;-)


David L. Parsley
Network Administrator
Roanoke College
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