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Re: udev device naming policy concerns

Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> writes:

> On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 05:42:32PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > On Apr 02, Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> wrote:
> > 
> > > Clearly, the flat layout works. The major semi-technical objection to it
> > > ("too may entries") is solved by udev.
> >
> > No. The major technical objection to the old-style layout is that
> > non-positional names like sdX and hdX are a PITA for non-trivial systems
> > because drives may change name when new ones are plugged in.
> That particular "major technical objection" is solved by using LABEL=
> and UUID= in /etc/fstab.

Won't work for cdroms, partition formats without UUID,
filesystems without label .... but lets ignore those for a moment.

If you use this argument you should be in support of using LABEL= or
UUID= when creating the fstab in the Debian-Installer, right?


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