[ale] OS or Hardware issue?

Phil Turmel philip at turmel.org
Tue Apr 20 14:32:30 EDT 2021

Well, it has been this way for several years.  Good luck getting it 
classified as a bug.

Using dynamically allocated names in fstab (and similar) is the bug.  It 
is only "simpler" until it breaks your setup.

On 4/20/21 9:23 AM, Leam Hall via Ale wrote:
> I'm quite in the opposite camp. Using devices simplifies support for the 
> base OS. Using LVM is nice when things might move, and you know you'll 
> have a fully operational OS and LVM suite going.
> If a kernel changes the device order, that really seems like a bug.
> On 4/20/21 8:58 AM, Phil Turmel via Ale wrote:
>> Under no circumstances should you ever place first-level block device 
>> names into your config files (like fstab).  Though not likely, any 
>> kernel update can change the order.  And in some cases, kernel 
>> parallelism can mix the sequence from multiple PCI devices.  (Also 
> not
>> likely, but I've seen it.)  Use a LABEL or UUID instead of /dev/sdXY. 
>> Names based on LVM group and volume names are fine.

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