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Re: RFC: New required package: libblkid1

On Thu, Mar 27, 2003 at 10:50:31AM +1100, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> I'm just trying to understand something. If you have 6000 partitions
> mounting by UUID without a cache, does this mean that mount would scan the
> partitions over 10 million times to complete it's job? Is this the problem
> being solved? Obviously mount -a could optimise but which 600 seperate mount
> commands I imagine this would be an issue.

Not just mount, but other utilities as well: fsck, e2fsck if you're
using filesystems that have external journals, etc.  But yeah, that's
the general problem which is solved by the /etc/blkid.tab cache.

						- Ted

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