On Tue, 2020-09-29 at 11:07 -0400, Neal Gompa wrote:
Upstream systemd does not recommend getting rid of /etc/fstab. Mount
units were designed to express dependencies on mounts and to support
*transient* mounts via a reasonable API.
Indeed, that was the intent, though if we only used things how they
were originally intended, life would be an aweful lot more boring than
it is today ;)
On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 11:04 AM Manfred Hollstein
> just to be sure I get this right... /etc/fstab is for the local
> admin to
> add stuff which otherwise is defined by systemd.mounts? To be
> this will drive away lots of admins coming from a real UNIX
> I always thought of systemd was a bad thing, but some/a lot of
> really work OK in the meantime, and most admins got used to it. But
> removing /etc/fstab? No way!
While I can sympathise with your sentiment, I'd like to point out that
'real UNIX' hasn't been a major player in the OS market for decades,
and even if you look at its final bastion of Supercomputers, UNIX has
been a minority player for at least the last 15 years.
Children who were born in the waning days of UNIX are now adults and
working in this industry.
Kids who learned Linux in highschool are now in their 20's, working in
this industry, and have only ever known Linux with systemd.
As we all get older in the inescapable forward motion of time, it's an
exhausting responsibility of us aging wise ones to accept that, while
we do have lessons to teach the young, we should not misuse our
knowledge to hinder the progress of the potentially smarter youth
seeking to stand on our shoulders.
"Come, come, Mr. Scott. Young minds, fresh ideas. Be tolerant." - James
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