On Tue, Sep 29, Ancor Gonzalez Sosa wrote:
Are we still talking about completely removing
/etc/fstab in favor of
dynamically generated systemd mount points? How is that more attractive
to newcomers than the old /etc/fstab? Young people doesn't like explicit
plain lists in text files anymore? ;-)
That was never requested. Manfred did overreact. I only answered to
a proposal to make fstab really complicated with files in different
locations, to better use systemd.mount units instead. No need to
invent something new which does not solve all problems if there is
already something which does solve more problems.
But fact is, that /etc/fstab has many problems, which are solved by
systemd.mounts, and that systemd.mounts are already used in many
places on your system, even if noboy seems to notice that. And I don't
mean the by systemd dynamically created ones from /etc/fstab.
And I expect that the number of systemd.mount units will increase and
the number of entries in /etc/fstab will decrease.
But I also see no advantage that the YaST installer writes entries for
"/" and other system directories to /etc/fstab, and then a tool tries
to generate systemd mount units out of it and tries to guess the correct
order. It would be much simpler and more robust if YaST would create
the systemd mount units with correct dependencies from the beginning
and /etc/fstab only contains the entries the user adds. Which is still
sometimes difficult to get correct in regard of dependencies.
Thorsten Kukuk, Distinguished Engineer, Senior Architect SLES & MicroOS
SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nuernberg, Germany
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