Re: Swapping Drives - Sanity Check
- Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 14:13:54 -0800
- From: David Christensen <dpchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Swapping Drives - Sanity Check
On 2/23/19 4:53 AM, Pascal Hambourg wrote:
Le 23/02/2019 à 08:53, David Christensen a écrit :
As other readers have noted, using UUID's for the fstab first field
(fs_spec) is okay. Newer Linux kernels offer more meaningful options,
such as GPT labels and drive make/ model/ serial number (ID) strings.
AFAIK, these options have nothing to do with the kernel. They are
provided by libblkid. The only related option added to "newer" (it was
3.x so not really new) kernels is the ability to specifiy the root
filesystem by PARTUUID instead of device node name or major:minor
numbers when not using an initrd or initramfs to mount the root filesystem.
Okay. (I should have said "Newer Linux distributions". And yes, those
features were added a while ago.)