mkdir and rtems_mkdir

Chan Kim ckim at
Thu Jul 9 07:03:39 UTC 2015

I am trying to mount an SD card and I found this link below useful.
I've read master boot record successfully. According to the C source, logical partition seems to have been created.
Now it tries to mount the device.(disk and parition separtately, a question at the end)
This program first uses int mkdir(  const char *pathname, mode_t      mode) to make directory 
and then calls rtems_fsmount(  const rtems_fstab_entry *fstab_ptr, size_t fstab_count, size_t *fail_idx) to mount the disk.
But inside rtems_fsmount, it creates mount point again using rtems_mkdir(const char *path, mode_t mode).
I will follow the rtems_fsmount function, but why does it make "/mnt" twice? Shouldn't I remove first mkdir(..) call?

and I don't know why the mount point is the same "/mnt" for mounting two devices. (sd-card-card-a1 and sd-card-a).
Am I supposed to see the first partition under /mnt? and why does it mount disk? (in linux, I understand we mount only partition, not disk).
By the way, I'm using rtems4.10.99.
Thanks in advance.


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