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Re: RFC: New required package: libblkid1

On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 08:14:54PM +0100, Goswin Brederlow wrote:

> Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> writes:
> > We're talking about a file which would need to be updated in two instances:
> > 
> > - A physical device is added or removed from the system, or
> That means it needs to change on nearly daily basis here.

"needs"?  It's a cache, and if you don't mind it scanning your devices when
you do a uuid-based mount, then you don't need it and if you insist on
having a read-only root partition, everything still works for you.  Where's
the problem?

> Wouldn't /proc/partitions be the right place for this kind of
> information?

This doesn't belong in the kernel, and partition recognition might not be
there forever either.

 - mdz

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