In traditional monolithic system, the kernel keeps track of all mounts; the
information is available through
/proc/mounts (on Linux at least), and in a
very similar form in
The Hurd on the other hand has a totally decentralized file system. There is no single entity involved in all mounts. Rather, only the parent file system to which a mountpoint (translator) is attached is involved. As a result, there is no central place keeping track of mounts.
mtab translator has been implemented; see the discussion subpage for