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Re: partition minor numbering wrong with GPT

From: Andreas Dilger
Subject: Re: partition minor numbering wrong with GPT
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 12:18:17 -0700
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On Mar 19, 2002  16:44 -0600, address@hidden wrote:
> Well, many sane OSs do mount-by-label instead, so that isn't a problem. :-)
> RHL7.1 and 7.2 certainly.  Still a problem for FAT (like the EFI System
> Partition, though it's almost always at /dev/sda1) and swap file systems
> though.  Worst case here, you don't get these mounted.  System still works,
> albeit with no ESP and no swap. :-(

Well, if I would get off my butt, we would have mount-by-label for swap,
FAT, reiserfs, jfs also.  The blkid library can handle this, and I have
updated "fsck" to find labels for these also.  The only missing piece is
to update "mount(8)" to use libblkid to resolve labels (and secondarily
to use libblkid to determine filesystem type when mounting a device).

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger  \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
                 \  would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/               -- Dogbert

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