Re: kernel-managed /dev, revisited

Miguel de Icaza (
11 Jul 1997 13:50:02 -0500

> One of my biggest Linux pet peeves is having to reshuffle my !@#$@!
> /etc/fstab every time I reshuffle my drives. [I do know about
> Youngdale's tools for this] Running a news server means many SCSI ids,
> many SCSI hosts, and a lot of reshuffling, on into the night...

Actually, I like Ted's idea better: Have the kernel scan the disk
labels at boot time for every partition detected and grab a list of
the disk labels on those partitions (you will need to label your file
systems of course).

And then, instead of using devices for mouting your file systems, you
just mount them by name:

mount usr /usr
mount MyToys /opt


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