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Re: Autoconfiguring root device and fstab(5) (wedges?) (Masao Uebayashi) writes:

>Can't we move the logic from mount(8) to getfsent(3) internal?

There are some problems.
- It would only work for fstab entries but not command line arguments.
- getfsent, so far, is a simple text parser like the other database routines.
  Overloading it with 'magic' knowledge about internal behaviour of the
  kernel doesn't feel right.

I'd rather add some well-defined API to libutil that covers
such name mapping and also other disk access routines that
are now re-invented in all the utilities.

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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