>>>>> "RM" == Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> writes:
RM> begin Paul J Collins quotation:
>> I think they're caught between a rock and a hard place here;
>> section 3.7 of the FHS you quote above describes /mnt as "Mount
>> point for mounting a filesystem temporarily". My reading of
>> that is that temporary mounts are to be made directly on /mnt,
>> leaving no option to create /mnt/cdrom, /mnt/floppy and so on.
RM> Well, I found no such restriction about the contents of /mnt.
I must disagree. FHS 2.1 says that /mnt is a mount point, not a
directory containing mount points. The fact that they added the whole
/media mechanism without altering the wording of the section regarding
/mnt suggests that they did not intend for random mount points to be
created *under* /mnt but rather that /mnt is itself a mount point.
RM> Indeed, I found a clear statement that the contents of /mnt
RM> are a "local matter".
That can only be true, since any random filesystem could be mounted
there, and therefore a system cannot depend on what is there; hence it
is a "local matter".
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