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mounting wedges by name
The wedge driver dk(4) provides a method to access disk partitions
different from the traditional /dev/DNP for partion P on instance N
of driver D. One issue with wedges is that the device nodes /dev/dkN
are more volatile. A specific instance N of the driver doesn't
necessarily refer to a specific partition and creating a new
partitition may renumber all your devices.
Wedges however have names. The driver uses a UUID as the default
name of a partition, but can also provide arbitrary Unicode strings
(e.g. from a GPT label).
http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/mlelstv/mount.diff is a patch
to mount(8) that allows you to mount a partition by using the syntax
"NAME=string" as the special file where 'string' is the Unicode name
of the wedge. The same syntax can be used in fstab.
Michael van Elst
"A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."
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