Upcomming trouble with hybrid ISOs and libblkid
do the hybrid ISOs of debian-cd and debian-live depend on blkid properly
detecting the ISO 9660 filesystem on the base device (/dev/srN, /dev/sdX) ?
Does any other Debian software depend on this detection ?
If so, then trouble is at the horizon by
This causes Fedora ISOs to fail booting from /dev/srN
because the /dev/disk/by-label/ link is not created by udev.
The commit shall obviously heal a shortcomming of the old questionable
# for partitions import parent information
when it meets a USB stick with an ISO on the base device and a partition
which has no own filesystem.
The effect on /dev/srN is obviously unintended.
To my theory, libblkid detects the partition table on the DVD and bets
that the Linux kernel will create partition devices.
But with /dev/srN there will no partition devices be created.
I also expect grub-mkrescue ISOs to show no ISO 9660 at all, because
they get a MBR partition starting at disk block 1 in the BIOS-only case,
and a GPT with no ISO 9660 partition in the EFI-case.
The only way to access their ISO filesystems is via the base device.
The change is not yet in
Can we warn the maintainer in advance ?
Have a nice day :)