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For example, Amazon EC2 nodes have specialized disks for scratch space. I want to assemble a RAID-0 of them, format them as XFS and then mount them on /tmp.
In my ideal world the fstab-ng would have entry like:
>none /tmp xfs defaults,noatime depends-on=assemble-scratch-raid
Where assemble-scratch-raid is, perhaps, a systemd task.
Various notes on /usr unification
Posted Mar 6, 2012 21:48 UTC (Tue) by rgmoore (✭ supporter ✭, #75)
I could definitely see a reworked fstab format. Even if you don't want to work in dependencies- there's some concept of ordering, at least- the format is also terse and cryptic. I wouldn't mind something a bit more verbose and readable. Just don't let Lennart Poettering get involved, or it'll generate another tempest in a teapot no matter how good an idea it is.
Posted Mar 6, 2012 22:03 UTC (Tue) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
while I would agree that there are nicer ways to configure what's managed by fstab, there is a large pool of tools and training that know the existing format, what may have been a great change to make 30 years ago needs much more justification now.
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