Bug 191230 - using mount --move results in wrong data in /etc/mtab
using mount --move results in wrong data in /etc/mtab
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karel Zak
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-05-09 17:46 EDT by Radek Bíba
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-06-26 07:40:00 EDT
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Description Radek Bíba 2006-05-09 17:46:02 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to reconfigure a mount point to be in another directory using
`mount --move olddir newdir', wrong record is written to /etc/mtab.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. have a partition/nfs share/whatever mounted in a directory, say /home/users,
and try to "move" the mountpoint somewhere else, say to /opt
2. mount --move /home/users/ opt
3. see `mount'
Actual results:
server:/home/users on /home/users type nfs...
/home/users on /opt type none (rw)

Expected results:
Well, it depends... I guess there chould be an additional record for the moved
directory, but it seems better to reflect status of /proc/mounts, which in this
case contains:
server:/home/users/ /opt nfs...

Additional info:
BTW, if one tries to make another move, back to where it was:
mount --move /opt /home/users/
/etc/mtab, and thereby the output of `mount', starts growing:

server:/home/users/ on /home/users type nfs...
/home/users on /opt type none (rw)
/opt on /home/users type none (rw)

while /proc/mounts is still sane and reflects the reality.

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