Device names in /proc/mounts
Fri Jul 29 07:46:00 GMT 2011
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Faylor
> Subject: Re: Device names in /proc/mounts
> The "drive letters" above could be anything that
> Windows maps to a drive letter. A drive does not necessarily
> directly map to a physical device.
That's why the proposal suggests using /dev/sdXY names only when
a driver letter does indeed map to a hard disk.
> /cygdrive is a user-settable value.
So use whatever /cygdrive is actually set to.
> Some users use other
> values like "/dev" instead of /cygdrive.
How does /dev/ttyS0 resolve in this case?
Those users have already shot themselves in the foot.
> Some people get rid
> of the /cygdrive entirely and just map to /a.
Which would be a rebind. /cygdrive (or the user's
selected replacement) still exists, right?
> We're not
> going to introduce this level of recursive confusion to the
> mount table handling.
The proposal is sound. It works on Linux, after all.
> Please give it a rest. We're not changing the mount table for you.
Can you answer the following question:
Given a volume label, how does one figure out where the corresponding
volume has been mounted into the Cygwin namespace?
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