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Re: fstab and LABEL=

On Sat, 2006-10-21 at 13:07 -0500, Jay Cliburn wrote:
> Globe Trotter wrote:
> > 
> > --- Jay Cliburn <jacliburn bellsouth net> wrote:
> > 
> >> Tim wrote:
> >>> On Sat, 2006-10-21 at 16:41 +0100, James Wilkinson wrote:
> >>>> Please note that /dev/hdx device names are going away in the future --
> >>>> even parallel ATA disks (IDE) will be called /dev/sdx. When this
> >>>> happens, references to /dev/hdx in grub config files or /etc/fstab
> >>>> will break. 
> >>> This seems to be a MONUMENTALLY STUPID thing to do.  [snip]
> >> You should direct your complaint to the kernel developers.  That's where this
> >>
> >> change comes from.
> >>
> >> Jay
> >>
> > 
> > And how about the no automatic editing feature in FC5 (started from the middle
> > of FC4 onwards)? Where does one direct complaints on this? It is unclear to me
> > and several others why this feature was removed?
> Complain where you wish, so long as you recognize that your complaint might not 
> do any good, given the incorrect venue.  My response to Tim was actually 
> intended to help.  (Whether or not it did is another matter.)  Complaining in 
> this list about something that comes from upstream seems a bit pointless to me, 
> unless you just want your opinion heard, I guess.

There is that, Trotter. Just having an opinion heard may lead to a
consensus of opinion. Free exchange of ideas, etc. Instead of 20 people
posting upstream as individuals, there is a perception that a group
effort might carry more weight, even with the same number of members.
It's surprising just how many complaints posted to this list later
become newly defined features that remedy the original complaints. 

Plus there is the added benefit of bouncing opinions off of the others
(peers) on this list as a form of reality check, before running upstream
with a half cocked notion that merits a slap-down from the Gods. So, I
am of the opinion that this is the correct venue to be heard in. It
might be the necessary venue, for the reasons I cited. That's my
two-cents, Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
...the Sin of Ignorance, and 
...the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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