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SubjectRe: kernel-managed /dev, revisited
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>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).
>
>And then, instead of using devices for mouting your file systems, you
>just mount them by name:

Indeed. Having the kernel aware of volume labels (for filesystems that support them) would be handy for removeable disks as well.

p.


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