Subject: Re: UNION mounting
To: None <>
From: Chris Pinnock <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/23/2000 17:35:46
On Mon, Oct 23, 2000 at 06:29:09PM +0200, Bernd Sieker wrote:
> You can still unmount it using the -R parameter:
>   umount -R /sources/src-1.5/
> or
>   umount -R /sources/src-1.5
> Passes the path directly to unmount() (see unmount(2)), without trying
> to be "smart".
> the unmount() system call knows how to deal with missing or
> superfluous trailing slashes and does the Right Thing. The umount
> shell command unfortunately cannot handle mounts with a trailing /
> properly. I'm not sure if this should be considered a bug or just a
> nuisance. I'm careful never to mount filesystems with a trailing /.

I've just shutdown the machine (had to move it). On shutdown the
machine panicked because it couldn't unmount the union filesystem.

I've got a core dump if anyone fancies debugging it.