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    SubjectRe: kernel-managed /dev, revisited
    Miguel de Icaza <> said:
    > 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:

    > mount usr /usr
    > mount MyToys /opt

    What if you've got filesystems that don't take labels? Or just a small set
    of "standard" ones? What if you've got _two_ usr filesystems (my case: a
    RedHat "working" system, and a "test-drive" Debian one)? What if some of
    the partitions aren't filesystems but just raw devices (like a floppy you
    simply tar over), or before mkfs-ing it? Or filesystems/devices that need
    to load a module to access?

    I do like the idea, but at the kernel level I'd prefer to KISS and just use
    low-level descriptors for simplicity.
    Dr. Horst H. von Brand
    Departamento de Informatica Fono: +56 32 654431
    Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria +56 32 654239
    Casilla 110-V, Valparaiso, Chile Fax: +56 32 797513

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