Bug 158579 - Multiple entries for /dev/shm in /etc/fstab
Multiple entries for /dev/shm in /etc/fstab
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: MAKEDEV (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
Brock Organ
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Blocks: 190430 205158
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Reported: 2005-05-23 15:18 EDT by David Milburn
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-10 10:42:58 EDT
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Description David Milburn 2005-05-23 15:18:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
When /etc/fstab has an entry for /dev/shm mount point
that mounts a ramfs instead of a tmpfs, an upgrade from
dev-3.3.12-1 to dev- will generate another
/etc/fstab entry for /dev/shm with a filesystem type
of tmpfs. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change /dev/shm entry in /etc/fstab to mount ramfs instead of tmpfs.
2. Upgrade to dev-
3. Cat /etc/fstab

Actual Results:  Two entries for /dev/shm

none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm ramfs defaults 0 0

Expected Results:  One entry for /dev/shm

none /dev/shm ramfs defaults 0 0

Additional info:
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2005-07-21 18:00:04 EDT
The kernel's tmpfs.txt file doesn't mention that ramfs can be used here
(personally, I don't know why you'd want to), but it's still a bug in the %post
script.  Fixing in
Comment 12 Chris Lumens 2007-07-10 10:42:58 EDT
Closing as WONTFIX based on comment #11.

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