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From: wireless <wireless@×××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-doc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-doc] Handbook: Disc Labels?
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2011 13:31:28
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-doc] Handbook: Disc Labels? by Joshua Saddler
On 02/08/11 14:11, Joshua Saddler wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Feb 2011 13:19:58 -0500 > wireless <wireless@×××××××××××.com> wrote: > >> Hello, >> >> 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 examples. thanks for your consideration. James