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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.)