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Re: Power loss causes bad magic number??

To: "Stephen Porter" <stephenp@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Power loss causes bad magic number??
From: Andi Kleen <andi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 13:17:21 +0200
Cc: "Russell Cattelan" <cattelan@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <F46A887185FC6044A7FAC577E31118AE02231846@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Stephen Porter's message of "Fri, 18 Jul 2008 07:52:43 +1000")
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"Stephen Porter" <stephenp@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> I think this is going to be my only option (unless I want to keep
> updating fstab entries each time _something_ updates on the box).  Time
> to visit google again.  I realise this is now way off topic, but is
> there a "preferred method" with regards to mounting by labels or uuid?

Modern distributions generall give you several other options using udev.
e.g. common is using /dev/disk/by-path/ (which should be stable)
Drawback is that this always requires a initrd for mounting /


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