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Re: Where to install gnu-win32...
- To: gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
- Subject: Re: Where to install gnu-win32...
- From: DJ Delorie <dj at delorie dot com>
- Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 00:29:39 -0400
- Newsgroups: cygnus.gnu-win32
- Organization: delorie software
- References: <117E611CDA2DD1118F38006097D2F7140A62B6@ntserver.stelnj.com>, <35E6E888.4DA8977F.email@example.com>
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Dennis Newbold wrote:
> I was a little surprised that I could umount /, but it seemed to work OK.
The mount tables are only used to translate file paths. Unlike Unix,
there is no locking mechanism that would prevent you from unmounting
a mount while you're in that directory. In the absense of mounts,
it probably maps the current drive as-is (so "/" is the root of
whatever drive you're on). Note that changing the mount table
while you're using that mount may lead to interesting results,
like `pwd` changing out from under you.
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