strange mount behaviour...

Levon Saldamli levon@lysator.liu.se
Wed Feb 24 00:08:00 GMT 1999


Sebastien Barre <Sebastien.Barre@utc.fr> writes:

> > mount D: /d
> > ls etc
> > ls d 
>
> !! nothing !!
> 
> > ls /etc
> termcap

It is a good idea to check (and paste it with the other things) what
your pwd is here. Just to be sure :)

> > cd /etc
> > ls
> termcap


/Levon Saldamli.




> Well, sorry to post another naive question, but here is a sequence of
> reproducible commands that lead to something very obscure to me : mounting
> D: (the disk where cygwin and my root is located) seems to invalid some
> internal behaviours (well, let's say some illogical things appear :)
> 
> Here it is. I just installed B20.1,
> 
> > GNUWIN32=d:/devel/gnuwin32; export GNUWIN32
> > CYGROOT=${GNUWIN32}/cygwin-b20; export CYGROOT
> 
> - create some directories for a kind of filesystem
> 
> > cd ${GNUWIN32}
> > mkdir root
> > cd root
> > mkdir tmp etc d
> 
> - mount
> 
> > umount /
> > mount ${GNUWIN32}/root /
> > mount D:/temp /tmp
> > mount ${CYGROOT}/etc /etc
> 
> No pb until now, for example, let's have a look at /etc (two times)  :
> 
> > cd /
> > ls
> d/ etc/ tmp/
> > ls etc
> termcap
> > ls /etc
> termcap
> 
> Now here is the funny part :
> 
> > mount D: /d
> > ls etc
> > ls d 
> 
> !! nothing !!
> 
> > ls /etc
> termcap
> > cd /etc
> > ls
> termcap
> 
> !! now here they are, '/etc' works, 'etc' does not !!
> 
> > cd ..
> > ls d
> > ls /d
> autoexec.bat config.sys
> ... etc.
> 
> Could anyone explain me why mounting D: ou D:/ ou d:/ to /d produce these
> artefacts ? Doing the same thing with C: ou E: will NOT cause any problem.
> Is it impossible to mount the drive where cygwin is located ? Installing
> coolview did not help too. As well as binary mount.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> 
> ______________________________________________________________
> Sebastien Barre                  http://www.hds.utc.fr/~barre/
> 
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