Re: kernel-managed /dev, revisited

Frank Sweetser (rasmusin@WPI.EDU)
Fri, 11 Jul 1997 16:20:00 -0400 (EDT)

> > > 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).
> >
> > How about CD and scanners. Do I put sheets of paper with 1,2,3,4 in my
> > scanners at boot time ?
> Ok. I missed part of the point being addressed.
> But still, having this in the kernel with some kind of volume manager
> daemon should prove to be a nice addition to Linux.

Agreed... perhaps even the idea of 'backup' mounts - ie, label
some partitions


If the kernel can't mount root0, it goes and tries root1. This would
also be nice for the high availability project....


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