Re: Label multimeanings : doc bug?
- Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 21:27:45 +0100
- From: Pascal Hambourg <pascal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Label multimeanings : doc bug?
Le 27/02/2019 à 18:53, Richard Hector a écrit :
On 27/02/19 9:57 PM, Reco wrote:
A disklabel, as they call it in parted(8) applies to a disk device. Or a LUN.
Or any other partitionable block device, such as a software RAID array
or a loop device.
A LABEL= is a filesystem attribute, it's impossible to have one without a filesystem.
A swap area can have a LABEL but is not a filesystem.
It appears that GPT also supports a partition label, separate from any
filesystem label, and different from a BSD disklabel.
In blkid terminology this is called PARTLABEL (along with PARTUUID) to
distinguish them from filesystem LABEL/UUID.