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SubjectRe: [PATCH] init: add root=PARTUUID=UUID+/-%d support
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On Thu, 02 Jun 2011 08:48:16 CDT, Will Drewry said:

> Good call! I'll take a pass at integrating that. I can see a couple
> different ways of handling the parsing (e.g., when and what does it
> affect). Do you think it would make sense to keep it isolated to just
> being a PARTUUID subargument or would it make more sense for
> PARTNROFF= to be evaluated as a generic root= attribute? I can see
> benefits to both, but one is considerably more minimal to implement :)
> [Maybe I'll try both and see how they look.]

I've seen multi-boot configs that have several disks similarly partitioned - a /boot
on /dev/sdN1 and / on /dev/sdN2. For those configs, being able to say "use
partition 2 of whatever disk you booted" would be one less thing you have
to worry about getting out of sync.

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