Re: RFC: Possible (partial) solution for device persistence issue
Op 17-10-2006 om 17:10 schreef maximilian attems:
> On Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 04:27:19PM +0200, Geert Stappers wrote:
> > Dear Kernel developers,
> > Your work is appriceated, but I have a request:
> > Please allow reproducable hardware detection.
> > As systemadministrator I can't affort having a disk that is one moment
> > /dev/sda and the next reboot /dev/sdb.
> > Having a fast booting system is great, having disks swapped not.
> the kernel _never_ guaranteed stable device nodes,
> that is an userspace policy.
I should smile.
In 1997 I had /dev/sda, which had SCSI target Id #3.
When I added another disk, being target #2, that became /dev/sda
And the original /dev/sda went into /dev/sdb
rendering the system _unbootable_
So after about 10 years, is the answer use UUID.
I should laugh ...
> use the tools that provide that.
Please provide names of such tools. (TIA)
> > Please prefer consistence above speed.
> > Thank you for reading this humble plea.
> > Geert Stappers
> edgy udev transforms the fstab to use plain uuids,
> to guarantee correct root recognition.
> i guess their installer also add uuid entries to the newly
> installed fstab - why is that not in d-i?
During system recovery provide the boot option: