The return of devfs
Posted May 7, 2009 9:53 UTC (Thu) by epa
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Parent article: The return of devfs
In some respects, all that matters is that the name is *consistent*: e.g.
local fixed disks, which are often referenced in files such as /etc/fstab.
Often nowadays fstab refers to devices by their disk label, because the device names (sda1, sdb1, etc) might jump around depending on what's plugged in where. Which makes you wonder why the disk label names have to be checked in some magic way, rather than just being exported by the kernel under /dev/disklabel/xxx.
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