Is fsck obsolet for journaling FS? - Was: How do I Automount [snip]

Petter Adsen petter at
Sun Nov 29 19:30:21 UTC 2015

On Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:46:36 +0100
Oliver Grawert <ogra at> wrote:
> also since this is relevant for the thread, please note that
> technically /etc/fstab has not been necessary in years in ubuntu (try
> it, move it away and reboot, your system will be fine and properly
> have mounted all fileystems) 

Using what mechanism? I now mount several NFS exports with fstab
entries, if I were to (re)move fstab, how would they be mounted on the
next boot? Even in the case of only local filesystems, how would the
system know where to mount them?

Also, you said (in an earlier message):

> nowadays mtab is (or should be, i dont know if update-manager already
> switches it over on upgrades yet for all releases) a link
> to /proc/mounts (until it hopefully goes away within the next year or
> two)

What goes away - mtab or /proc/mounts?

Petter, curious.

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