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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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