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Re: does not work : change /cygdrive to / (Attn: documentation patch)

On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 11:25:26PM -0700, Brian Dessent wrote:
>"Patricia J. Hawkins" wrote:
>>I gather it was an accidentally introduced bug?  My inference that it
>>was an intended change, which unexpectedly changed the visible
>>filesystem structure (added to the time I spent wading through
>>archives, doc, and system changes) is a good bit of what ticked me off.
>>Anyway, I think the mount doc needs clarification.  Having different
>>mount points for the user and for the system is unexpected, and it's
>>also not clear from the doc that in cygwin, the user mount points take
>>precedence over the system mount points.
>The 'mount' system has always had user mode mounts and system mode
>mounts from day one.  And, as far as I know, it has always been the
>case that user mode mounts take precedence over system wide mounts if
>the same path is mounted both ways.
>The only thing that we're actually talking about here, as far as I can
>tell, is the cygdrive prefix.  Until 1.5.14, it did not work the same
>way as normal mounts in that you could not override a system mode
>cygdrive prefix with a user mode cygdrive prefix.

"until 1.5.14" is, AFAIK, incorrect.  It worked for a while, was broken
for a while, and then was fixed.


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