Re: mount --no-canonical seems broken.

From: Linda Walsh
Date: Mon May 20 2013 - 19:30:54 EST

Karel Zak wrote:
> The problem is that "mount" (without options) prints always canonicalized
> paths (and in this case --no-canonicalize has no effect, this option
> is used for mounting only). It means if you have non-canonical paths
> in /etc/mtab then "mount" still prints canonical paths. I can fix it
> and make the output sensitive to --no-canonicalize option too.
> Anyway, use findmnt, it provides but complete control on the output.
> Karel
Sure give better control, but not as widely known as "df" or "mount".

I might point out that by default,
> findmnt /

/ /dev/root xfs rw,nodiratime,relatime,attr2,inode64,noquota
> > l /dev/root
ls: cannot access /dev/root: No such file or directory

It's not a device in /dev/ nor is it in /proc/devices.


klogd 1.4.1, log source = ksyslog started.
[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset
[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu
[ 0.000000] Linux version 3.9.0-Isht-Van (law@Ishtar) (gcc version
4.7.2 20130205 [gcc-4_7-branch revision 195759] (SUSE Linux) ) #6 SMP
PREEMPT Wed May 8 17:28:40 PDT 2013
[ 0.000000] Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=390-Isht-Van rw root=/dev/sdc1
root=/dev/sdc1 showopts console=ttyS0,115200n8 console=tty0 elevator=cfq
pcie_aspm=force pcie_ports=native reboot=bios

The kernel seems to know the root image at boot (even told twice from
this output!)

Not to mention, there is some comment in the kernel-related code of using
/dev/root because there is no writable storage available... even though
the command line
shows that root is mounted 'rw'...

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