I have noticed that my mountpoints in
/media often acquire underscores, double or triple at time, when I use Vuze which is configured to save the files on a mountpoint directory in
This is very annoying as it often spoils the downloads and furthermore, it creates versions of files that are confusing I have to spend time resolving and deleting.
Is there any way to forbid access to a mountpoint, when there is no file system from
/etc/fstab mounted on it?
For filesystems with fixed paths like
/home, I often
chmod 000 the underlying directory so that I can’t accidentally put things there when the filesystem isn’t mounted. But the mountpoints in
/media are created and removed dynamically (by udev, I think). You shouldn’t have leftover directories in there with nothing mounted on them; if you do, that’s the real problem you should be trying to solve. Mountpoints in
/media are supposed to be automatically deleted when the filesystem is unmounted.