Subject: Re: Another changer, another changer problem
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 10/02/1998 20:25:34
[ On Fri, October 2, 1998 at 17:00:40 (+0100), Roger Brooks wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Another changer, another changer problem
> On Fri, 2 Oct 1998, David Maxwell wrote:
> >Where -l is meant to mean 'name from diskLabel'. If mount knew this, and
> >fstab's format allowed, you could 'name' your disks, and then ignore
> >changes of Scsi ID etc...
> Duh... You mean mount wanders off, groping all the disks it can find until
> it gets one with the right label? What if it finds more than one with the
> required label? I don't see how you could enforce a requirement that the
> label names be unique (particularly if you have removeable media).
Well, no, the driver would read the pack name (volume name) from the
disk label at boot/probe time.
> If you let it use the first matching label it finds, aren't you back where
> you started? Also, unless they are *partition* labels (not disk labels),
> you couldn't quite do things as in your example (assuming you want more
> than one partition per disk).
David left off one obvious solution to this problem, eg.:
I.e. the partition "index" would also have to be included.
Greg A. Woods
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