Bug 1026070 - /proc/filesystems "nodev" incorrectly stated as meaning that the filesystem type is not mounted [NEEDINFO]
/proc/filesystems "nodev" incorrectly stated as meaning that the filesystem t...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Deployment_Guide (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jaromir Hradilek
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Reported: 2013-11-03 06:19 EST by Chris Down
Modified: 2014-06-02 09:06 EDT (History)
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Description Chris Down 2013-11-03 06:19:36 EST
In section 3.2.10, "/proc/filesystems", it is stated:

> The first column signifies whether the file system is mounted on a
> block device. Those beginning with nodev are not mounted on a device.

This is incorrect. "nodev" indicates that the filesystem cannot
accommodate special devices, not about whether it is mounted on a device
or not.
Comment 1 Chris Down 2013-11-03 10:07:55 EST
It seems from looking at the source that neither my interpretation or the interpretation in the deployment guide are correct (although perhaps the deployment guide's version is just badly worded).

"nodev" appears to reference, instead, that this filesystem is not backed by a block device (rather than mounted on a device).
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2014-03-07 07:42:41 EST
This bug/component is not included in scope for RHEL-5.11.0 which is the last RHEL5 minor release. This Bugzilla will soon be CLOSED as WONTFIX (at the end of RHEL5.11 development phase (Apr 22, 2014)). Please contact your account manager or support representative in case you need to escalate this bug.
Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2014-06-02 09:06:18 EDT
Thank you for submitting this request for inclusion in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. We've carefully evaluated the request, but are unable to include it in RHEL5 stream. If the issue is critical for your business, please provide additional business justification through the appropriate support channels (https://access.redhat.com/site/support).

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