Shouldn't GNU tar be ignoring /proc with --one-file-system?
terrence at mediamonks.net
Fri Nov 18 20:50:49 UTC 2011
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Staal
> Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 18:00
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Shouldn't GNU tar be ignoring /proc with --one-file-
> On Fri, November 18, 2011 10:34 am, Kirk Strauser wrote:
> > I use Amanda to make nightly backups of a bunch of servers using GNU
> > However, gtar doesn't seem to respect its --one-file-system flag with
> > /proc. Amanda runs a variation of this command:
> > # /usr/local/bin/gtar --create --file - --directory /
> > --one-file-system --sparse --ignore-failed-read --totals . >
> > /usr/local/bin/gtar: ./proc: file changed as we read it
> > Before I file a bug report, can anyone think of a legitimate reason
> > gtar would be touching /proc at all?
> Just a guess, really but:
> /proc is a file on /. /proc/* are files on /proc. The former is still
> the root filesystem (if only as a directory stub to be used as a
> mountpoint), so reading it isn't leaving that filesystem. Reading
> anything *in* it would be.
> Just a thought.
However, the file /proc on fs / should not be changing since a filesystem /proc is mounted over it. The message "./proc: file changed as we read it" indicates whatever /proc it is trying to read did change...
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