Mounting same device many times/mountpoints. Is this legal?

From: Ola Garstad (
Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 08:57:06 EST

I am running kernel 2.4.3 on RH 7.0

By mistake I mounted the same device two places. Is this legal???
On 2.2.x I got an error if I did this.
It guess thus could have destoryed the filesystem if had written to it.

bash-2.04# mount
[lines removed]
/dev/hdc8 on /mnt/1 type reiserfs (rw)
/dev/hdc8 on /var/log type reiserfs (rw)

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