On Mon, 2013-04-08 at 15:46 +0200, Daniel Pocock wrote: > On 08/04/13 13:53, Wouter Verhelst wrote: > > On 08-04-13 08:53, Daniel Pocock wrote: > >> I'm not suggesting that squeeze systems were installed that way by > >> default, although people who have migrated an FS from a raw partition > >> to an LV may have this in fstab. > > And that fact alone makes it a non-RC bug -- if it's even a bug at all. > > > > Changing the way the root filesystem is mounted without performing a > > reinstallation is something that's fairly advanced. I'm not saying we > > shouldn't support people who wish to do something like that, but if they > > do it, they should make sure that whatever configuration they're using > > afterwards is still a valid configuration. > > > > Having a root filesystem on a logical volume, specified by UUID, is not > > strictly a valid configuration. It may work if you're not using > > snapshots, but it might have unforeseen consequences. So Don't Do That > > Then(TM). > > > > If Debian exhibits "wrong" behaviour upon encountering a "strange" > > configuration that, while valid, is not possible to generate using any > > of Debian's tools, then that is probably a bug; but I fail to see why it > > should be release-critical. > > > The coverage of UUID on the Debian wiki makes it seem like it is a good > idea to use it and makes no warning about the LVM snapshot issue: > > http://wiki.debian.org/fstab#UUIDs > > http://wiki.debian.org/Part-UUID > > so maybe it would be good if somebody who knows this issue in more depth > than myself was to update that. [...] Done. -- Ben Hutchings Life would be so much easier if we could look at the source code.
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