On Friday 07 Aug 2009 19:58:46 Max Vozeler wrote: > [Resend to @packages.debian.org] > > Hello fellow maintainers, > > we recently changed d-i (partman-target, to be precise) to use > UUIDs in fstab in order to get stable device naming. > > Currently UUIDs are used for all devices except > - /dev/fd* > - cryptsetup mappings > - those specified by explicit /dev/disk/by-* paths > > Since then, we concluded that it is preferable to go back to plain > /dev/mapper/ paths for LVM LVs because those already provide stable > device naming (and are more descriptive). > > What about your types of devices? (dmraid, multipath) > > Should we refer to them by UUID or with the /dev/mapper/ paths? Accessing device mapper devices with device id would be a safer bet. Because for a use case, the multipathed LUNs are also used as raw devices by many apps (oracle). IMO, any block device which can be used without a file system shouldn't be referred using UUID. From my experience, referring device mapper devices by their device IDs has worked very reliably and persistently in all cases. Ritesh -- Ritesh Raj Sarraf RESEARCHUT - http://www.researchut.com "Necessity is the mother of invention."
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