[systemd-devel] Again, why this strange behavior implied by "auto" in fstab ?

Franck Bui fbui at suse.de
Tue Apr 30 09:15:21 UTC 2019

On 1/23/18 3:47 PM, Franck Bui wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm resurrecting an old but recurrent issue here which I'd like to
> clarify one more time.
> Basically, systemd mounts all filesystems listed in /etc/fstab (unless
> "noauto" is used) which is good since that's how fstab was used when
> SysV was the init system.
> However it also introduced another "feature" which basically
> automagically mounts a filesystem (listed in fstab) every time its
> backend device re-appears.

Just in case, this "feature" has been finally removed since v242 (commit 42b8142d7).

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