Re: mount --bind and -o [re: nosuid/noexec/nodev handling]

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Sun Oct 14 2001 - 12:32:31 EST

On Sun, 14 Oct 2001, Ville Herva wrote:

> $ mount --bind -o ro /mnt/ext2-2 /tmp/test

mount --bind /mnt/ext2-2 /tmp/test

> $ mount --bind -o remount,ro /tmp/test

mount -o remount,ro /tmp/test

> $ mount
> (...)
> /dev/hde1 on /mnt/ext2-2 type reiserfs (rw,noatime,nodiratime)
> /mnt/ext2-2 on /tmp/test type none (ro,bind)

Confused mount(8) - apparently uses /etc/mtab and doesn't manage to deduce
the changes done by remounting (/etc/mtab is maintained by userland;
/proc/mounts is handled by kernel and is supposed to be accurate).

> $ touch /mnt/ext2-2/a
> touch: /mnt/ext2-2/a: Read-only file system

Sure, read-only is per-superblock right now. Change it on one instance
and you've changed it on all of them.

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