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On 02/08/11 14:11, Joshua Saddler wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Feb 2011 13:19:58 -0500
> wireless <wireless@...> wrote:
>> Some discussion on modifying the Gentoo Handbook to
>> describe how to use Disk Labels is warranted?
>> Many have switched to disk labels in fstab. Maybe
>> the Gentoo handbook should include a section on disk label
>> usage to prepare for the future?
> These aren't needed to get a system up and running. Yeah, Ubuntu uses
> them for various ID purposes, but nothing really critical. Unless
> there's a clear need for them, for example if some package in the
> @system set will use them in a way that our users will see, I doubt
> the handbook needs to cover them. Adding labels using udev just seems
> very finicky and time-consuming, and doesn't seem like it would be of
> much utility when users are already swamped with everything else the
> handbook asks them to do.
> If someone's willing to provide the text, then sure, I'll consider
> adding it to the handbooks, but if not, then I won't spend any energy
> trying to write something up. Things like GPT for hard disks are far
> more important, now that the large-size disks are shipping with it
> rather than the old MSDOS partition arrangement..
OK, I have opened up bug 354229 on this issue. Please give some
time for folks to post to the bug on ideas and text with
thanks for your consideration.