Double mounting?

Stew Schneider stew.schneider at
Wed Sep 19 01:22:33 BST 2007

D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 September 2007, Stew Schneider wrote:
>> I'm not real sure how that happened, but since no one but me can see
>> that (the Linux box is headless, and I'm the only one who knows how to
>> reach it), is there any harm in the double mounting?
> Probably hotplug, udev or whatever picked up the drive and mounted it for you.
> Double mounting is harmless in of itself, although it can lead to confusion, 
> and confusion can encourage stupidity.  I don't think I'd be especially 
> worried in the scenario you've outlined.  Just remember what's what, and 
> don't do anything stupid.
That's pretty much the way I analyzed it, up to the part about not doing 
anything stupid. I have more stupid uptime than the server. Seems a 
shame to .... you know...leave a tradition like that...


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