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tytso at mit.edu
Mon Dec 6 13:27:44 UTC 2010
On Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 01:07:38PM +0000, Keith Roberts wrote:
> Maybe e2fsck was getting confused at having two partitions with the
> same partition label on the system?
Well, the blkid library, specifically, was getting confused. E2fsck
uses the blkid library to map LABEL= and UUID= references to device
One thing that you might do for devices that are always present (which
generally means you're not changing them in your /etc/fstab often) is
to use a UUID= reference instead. They are definitely less convenient
than labels, but they are also much less likely to cause confusion by
having duplicately labelled file systems.
Granted, no one wants to *type* "mount
UUID=9e132c06-1fd0-4bbd-ad06-5995a8f45b26"; they'd much rather type
"mount LABEL=websites". But if the only place the a
UUID=... specification shows up is in /etc/fstab, it might be worth
Then you can just zap the label on file systems that you only plan to
reference via UUID, and then that reduces the chances for confusion in
> PS Are there any PDF docs that would give me an overview of the ext3
> FS, and how it works?
Try the list of Articles and Publications here:
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