Bug 44009 - mounts show as rw in sulogin (emergency) but are only ro
mounts show as rw in sulogin (emergency) but are only ro
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mount (Show other bugs)
7.1
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2001-06-08 20:41 EDT by Chip Shabazian
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-08 20:41:41 EDT
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Description Chip Shabazian 2001-06-08 20:41:38 EDT
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Description of problem:
When you boot into a sulogin mode such as when doing a "linux emergency" 
and run mount, the mounts are displayed with the read-write tag even 
though they are mounted read-only

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.LILO: linux emergency
2.mount
3.
	

Actual Results:  mounts show up as rw but are actually ro

Expected Results:  mount should reports mounts as ro

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-01-17 14:24:10 EST
This is  because mount parses /etc/mtab [saved state] rather than /proc/mounts
[current state].
To "fix" this,

rm /etc/mtab
ln -s /proc/mounts /etc/mtab

Please see the mount man page for details on whether or not it's a good idea
(there are both good and bad points about doing this).

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