Considering the following instructions I found online for how to auto-mount a directory at startup:
Make the symlink:
sudo ln -s `which gdfs` /sbin/mount.gdfs
Add the entry to /etc/fstab:
/var/cache/gdfs.creds /mnt/gdrivefs gdfs allow_other 0 0
Optional: Manually mount
What is the point of creating the symlink? Is that supposed to be necesary for adding something to fstab?
Why is the symlink called "mount.gdfs"? Why not just "gdfs"?
Is the mount. prefix a thing? Does the kernel know when it comes across the "gdfs" in that line in fstab to go looking for something with a "mount." prefix in sbin?
Thanks in advance!