Subject: Re: wedges and what does that mean?
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/04/2006 22:50:22
On Mon, Sep 04, 2006 at 10:06:51PM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 04, 2006 at 08:49:13PM +0100, David Laight wrote:
> > There is nothing (to my knowledge) to ensure that the 'wedge numbers'
> > stay anything like consistent across reboots.
> > So add a 'partition' to an MBR disk, and when you reboot all the numbers
> > will change.
> Then don't boot from MBR disks ;-)
> We need to be able to mount-by-guid (if using GPT), or some equivalent
> for other on-disk partitioning schemes that store identifiers.

How will it fix filehandles, permissions for nodes in /dev and anything
else that uses device numbers?