Bug 112406 - rc.sysinit mounts /dev/pts twice, incorrectly
rc.sysinit mounts /dev/pts twice, incorrectly
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-12-18 22:33 EST by H. Peter Anvin
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-12-18 22:57:43 EST
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Description H. Peter Anvin 2003-12-18 22:33:24 EST
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Description of problem:
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit mounts /dev/pts, and does so incorrectly:

mount -n -t devpts /dev/pts /dev/pts

[Note no mount options.]

... later on, it does so again, with the -f option:

mount -f /dev/pts

[mount options taken from /etc/fstab.]  On 2.4, this will overmount
the first instance of devpts with a second one, which is a bit
useless.  On 2.6, the latter operation is a noop, so devpts continues
to be mounted with default options only... which is not what you want.

Either umount /dev/pts before mounting it again, mount it correctly
the first time, or pass -o remount to the second instance.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a 2.6 kernel
2. Check the permissions on /dev/pts/*

Actual Results:  /dev/pts/* entries have default permissions, not the
one specified in /etc/fstab (usually "gid=5,mode=620").

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-12-18 22:57:43 EST
Please install the 7.43-1 update. :)
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-12-18 22:58:16 EST
Erm, 7.42.2-1.

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