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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
Oystein Viggen wrote:
> Quoth Helge Hafting:
> > This could be extended to non-raid use - i.e. use the "raid autodetect"
> > partition type for non-raid as well. The autodetect routine could
> > then create /dev/partitions/home, /dev/partitions/usr or
> > /dev/partitions/name_of_my_choice
> > for autodetect partitions not participating in a RAID.
> What happens if I insert a hard drive from another computer which also
> has partitions named "home", "usr", and soforth?

This is the problem with all sorts of ID-based naming. In this case
the kernel could simply change the conflicting names a bit,
and leave the cleanup to the administrator. (Who probably
is around as he just inserted those disks....)

The current scheme have problems if you move a disk
from one controller to another, or in some cases
if you merely add a new one. So the question becomes -
what is most likely to go wrong? And you can be
smart and name your partitions /usr21042001, /home03042001
and so on in order to minimize the risk of conflicts.

Helge Hafting
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