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Re: fstab and LABEL=

On Sun, 2006-10-22 at 15:51 +0930, Tim wrote:
> James Wilkinson:
> >>> 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. 
> Tim:
> >> This seems to be a MONUMENTALLY STUPID thing to do.  [snip]
> Jay Cliburn:
> > You should direct your complaint to the kernel developers.  That's where this 
> > change comes from.
> While I might, eventually (depending on getting myself organised,
> figuring out how and where to do it, and checking that someone else
> hasn't already said the same thing, etc.).  This was the first place
> that I heard that plan, so I replied in the same arena.  And as others
> will say, it gives a chance for the thoughts to be mulled over before
> making a bug report.

That makes a lot more sense than 20 of us half-witters whining at
developers, when one articulate envoy could be nominated from us, the
rank & filers in the cheap seats, to present a reasonable, informed and
defined question. Answers are easy to come by, once you phrase the
question correctly. That's why I would make the case, as Tim does, that
this is the correct place (I would add necessary place) to air a problem
before doing the Don Quixote thing and go tilt at the Big Dev's. I think
they would appreciate that approach. It shows a little courtesy. 

If I had their skills, I couldn't do their job. Way too much Fear &
Loathing of the approach of the unworthy, yammering with gravel in their
mouth. I'd have to find a Shiny Red Button to push. No fooling. <Think
Bikini Atoll> I think it was Net Llama that mentioned his BFG? Be
afraid. <cackles>  

Plus I agree with Tim that it would be better if we could be left in
charge of devices in a standard fashion, that doesn't change up when a
new package is installed, either on it's own or at the whim of a package
maintainer. That's Windows stuff, not Linux! 

"Just say No!" <----Nancy Reagan 

<chuckles> 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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