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authorLudovic Courtès <>2019-04-26 23:46:20 +0200
committerLudovic Courtès <>2019-04-27 00:11:52 +0200
commit74685a4369033e79a776c5dec1c8480e8b446f6b (patch)
parentcdb57a831c0f778c2d856b92f875b54b91afadd7 (diff)
services: file-system: Filter what goes to /etc/fstab.
Fixes a longstanding issue whereby, due to our long fstab that included pseudo file systems like cgroup mounts, graphical file managers would display all of these. Initially reported at <>. * gnu/services/base.scm (file-system-fstab-entries): New procedure. (file-system-service-type): Use it to extend FSTAB-SERVICE-TYPE.
1 files changed, 18 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/gnu/services/base.scm b/gnu/services/base.scm
index 65f7ff29c..952f6f9ab 100644
--- a/gnu/services/base.scm
+++ b/gnu/services/base.scm
@@ -510,13 +510,30 @@ FILE-SYSTEM."
(cons* sink user-unmount
(map file-system-shepherd-service file-systems))))
+(define (file-system-fstab-entries file-systems)
+ "Return the subset of @var{file-systems} that should have an entry in
+ ;; /etc/fstab is about telling fsck(8), mount(8), and umount(8) about
+ ;; relevant file systems they'll have to deal with. That excludes "pseudo"
+ ;; file systems.
+ ;;
+ ;; In particular, things like GIO (part of GLib) use it to determine the set
+ ;; of mounts, which is then used by graphical file managers and desktop
+ ;; environments to display "volume" icons. Thus, we really need to exclude
+ ;; those pseudo file systems from the list.
+ (remove (lambda (file-system)
+ (or (member (file-system-type file-system)
+ %pseudo-file-system-types)
+ (memq 'bind-mount (file-system-flags file-system))))
+ file-systems))
(define file-system-service-type
(service-type (name 'file-systems)
(list (service-extension shepherd-root-service-type
(service-extension fstab-service-type
- identity)
+ file-system-fstab-entries)
;; Have 'user-processes' depend on 'file-systems'.
(service-extension user-processes-service-type