FreeBSD, FHS, and /mnt/cdrom

Siegbert Baude Siegbert.Baude at
Tue Nov 25 04:14:29 PST 2003

>>- All mount points in /mnt (e.g. /mnt/cdrom, /mnt/camera, /mnt/windows/C)
>><- breaks
>>      FreeBSD standard for an empty /mnt

> Might be workable if there was a /mnt/mnt, but that's so ridiculous I'd
> be against it as a matter of humour-prevention :-)

It would be o.k., if you call it /mnt/tmp with the same policy as /mnt 
has now. But to not break things, call the new directory /mounts and 
define a /mounts/tmp for the purpose /mnt has nowadays in FreeBSD.

In addition declare the use of /mnt deprecated and within only ten 
generations of sysadmins we're able to substitute /mnt completely by 
/mounts. :-)

As for the name itself, it should be something not used already. If the 
beginning letter was unique within / this would be good for shell's tab 
completion. Only saved keystrokes are good keystrokes. :-)
So I suggest /pulp. Easy to remember and if CD standards can be called 
"Rock Ridge", there is no real argument against it. :-)


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