cvs commit: src/etc/rc.d root

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Mon Dec 5 11:46:31 GMT 2005

On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 05:37:31PM +1100 I heard the voice of
Bruce Evans, and lo! it spake thus:
> You have to say something like "mount -u -o fstab,noro" or "mount -u
> -o current,noro" to fetch or preserve when just changing ro to rw.
> (It seems to be necessary to use noro when fstab or current set ro
> -- rw doesn't seem to cancel ro.)

-w does, though.  Or maybe it's ordering ("-w -ofstab" doesn't work
right, for instance), though that doesn't seem to apply to -o args.  I
mount a lot of my filesystems (including /) read-only, but I often
have to write something to 'em.  So I just have a pair of scripts:

root% cat ~/bin/rmount ; echo '----' ; cat ~/bin/wmount
/sbin/mount -uofstab -r $*
/sbin/mount -uofstab -w $*

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at
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