problem with mount script

Stefan Wold ratler at
Tue Apr 24 11:23:13 CEST 2007

I agree this is an issue. I've always been voting for a less 
intelligent mount script. But the other developers seem to be in favour 
for the current approach. The mount command it self can handle the mount 
order, that includes bind. Guess it's time to have another discussion 
about it.

To temporarily solve the problem you can edit the mount script and add 
something like "mount -a" in the end which should take care of it.

Stefan Wold
Lunar Linux developer

On Mon, 23 Apr 2007, Edd Budulea wrote:

> Hi, i have an issue with the mount script because it
> will mess up the bind entries from fstab.
> For those that bind tells them nothing is a neat way
> to mount a dir in another dir. The problem is that the
> mount point for a bind can be put before the mount of
> the source of the bind.
> For instance:
> I have the directory /home and /mnt, in fstab i've
> wrote:
> /dev/hdc1 /mnt auto defaults 0 0
> /mnt /home auto defaults,bind 0 0
> In the actual mount script it will try to mount /home
> before /mnt and this is bad.
> I propose that on start/restart we should parse the
> fstab two times once without bind mounts and then with
> bind. Or we should take out the "sort" from the
> "while" and rely on the user to put the entries in
> fstab in the order that he wants to mount the mount points.
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