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Re: [monit] feature request, supperted devices in /dev/disk/by-*

From: Martin Pala
Subject: Re: [monit] feature request, supperted devices in /dev/disk/by-*
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 00:41:19 +0100
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it's implemented now, will be part of final monit 5.0 release.

You can get the source code here:


Aleksander Kamenik wrote:

I've got servers which after each boot get a different drive name from the /dev/sd[a-z] pool assigned.

The solution to this is to use for example /dev/disk/by-uuid/484a2f10-2f70-46b5-b235-f63d55b5ccef instead of /dev/sdX. This is what is used in /etc/fstab to correctly mount the partitions.

However monit does not support by-uuid giving an access error. The reason for this is, I assume, that /dev/disk/by-uuid/484a2f10-2f70-46b5-b235-f63d55b5ccef is a symlink pointing to ../../sda1 and not a real device itself.

Please support symlinks as devices. Thanks!

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