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Re: udev causing data loss?

On Tue, 30 Dec 2008, ghe wrote:
> Hmmm. That's an excellent point, and I don't know whether it's mkfs or
> fdisk that creates the UUID.

mkfs.  If you need UUID for block devices, use LVM or MD raid (you can
have a RAID1 with only one disk).

That said, devices often can be identified by (vendor,type,serial
number) and udev also generates such nodes.

> If that's correct, reformatting a partition will (can) invalidate data
> in fstab and make your machine a real PITA at boot.

That is correct.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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