000037876 - Why does a packet hybrid mount to a logdecoder partition or log hybrid mount to a decoder partition starting in NetWitness Platform 11.2?

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Article Number000037876
Applies ToRSA Product Set: NetWitness Logs & Network
RSA Product/Service Type: NetWitness Logs & Network
RSA Version/Condition: 11.2.0, 11.3.0
 
IssueWhy do you see a mounted logdecoder partition on a packet hybrid when reimaging to 11.2 or later?  Shouldn't this be mounted to /var/netwitness/decoder?

Is this a valid partition?  Should I be concerned on a packet hybrid?

You would see the reverse on a log hybrid with a /var/netwitness/decoder partition.  Shouldn't this be mounted to /var/netwitness/logdecoder?
ResolutionThis is expected behavior.  /etc/fstab has a bind mount for /var/netwitness/logdecoder/ and /var/netwitness/decoder. They both point  and write to the same place.

The idea was that there would not have to be separate kickstart selections for each of the S6/S5 packet/log hybrid models: the filesystem layout would be suitable for either.

Warning: Do not modify this configuration as any future modification that was planned for both log and packet hybrids may not be consistent.

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