Command `mount -a` causing repeated mounts

Michael Abbott michael at
Fri Dec 11 13:42:02 UTC 2009

On Thu, 10 Dec 2009, Michael Abbott wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Dec 2009, Denys Vlasenko wrote:
> > On Wednesday 09 December 2009 08:54, Michael Abbott wrote:
> > > My other thought is that the error message should be filtered on the 
> > > verbose flag, which is what util-linux does.  Here is a patch for 
> > > that:
> > Applied, thanks.
> Thanks.
> > BTW, did you actually tested that it works for you now?
> Yes, it works a treat :)

Blast: we're not quite out of the woods yet.  

I have a reduced configuration, but which includes mount, which fails at 
linking with 
	undefined reference to `find_mount_point'
I'll have to try and figure out what's missing and where...  (the link 
failure is quite a confusing babble!)

It looks like libbb/find_mount_point is only linked in on options _DF, 
_MKFS_MINIX, _FSCK_MINIX, guess we need to add _MOUNT.  Try this patch, 
seems to work ok for me:

commit 6d9527f44b9d21d6252c9dfd9e85597aa4e13a8c
Author: Michael Abbott < at>
Date:   Fri Dec 11 13:40:15 2009 +0000

    Mount: Add dependency on find_mount_point

    Signed-off-by: Michael Abbott < at>

diff --git a/libbb/Kbuild b/libbb/Kbuild
index 130ad25..c099570 100644
--- a/libbb/Kbuild
+++ b/libbb/Kbuild
@@ -146,6 +146,7 @@ lib-$(CONFIG_FEATURE_HTTPD_AUTH_MD5) += pw_encrypt.o
 lib-$(CONFIG_DF) += find_mount_point.o
 lib-$(CONFIG_MKFS_MINIX) += find_mount_point.o
 lib-$(CONFIG_FSCK_MINIX) += find_mount_point.o
+lib-$(CONFIG_MOUNT) += find_mount_point.o

 lib-$(CONFIG_HWCLOCK) += rtc.o
 lib-$(CONFIG_RTCWAKE) += rtc.o

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