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Re: (Semi-random) thoughts on device tree structure and devfs
On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 4:33 AM, Greg A. Woods <woods%planix.ca@localhost>
> At Wed, 10 Mar 2010 08:56:36 +0000 (GMT), Iain Hibbert
> <plunky%rya-online.net@localhost> wrote:
> Subject: Re: (Semi-random) thoughts on device tree structure and devfs
>> So, you want to be able to mount a disk by the label:
>> $ mount -t msdosfs -o label "foobar" /external_disk_foobar
> Yes, something like that, using fs_volname of course. I've wanted this
> kind of feature for decades.
While I understand usefulness of human-readable labels, I don't think
it should be handled in kernel. Because labels are arbitrary. They
are not ensured to be unique.
I think labels should be resolved by some name service. It's not
different than /etc/hosts -> IP address.
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