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Re: Autoconfiguring root device and fstab(5) (wedges?)
uebayasi%gmail.com@localhost (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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