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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH] Use 'mpatha' for user_friendly_names option

Hi Guido,

Guido Günther wrote:
On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 11:03:29AM +0200, Hannes Reinecke wrote:
We really should use 'mpatha' instead of 'mpath0' for the
generated names with the user_friendly_names option.
Otherwise we can't distinguish them from EVMS names.

Is this really such a good idea? We shipped at least two upstream
versions with this user friendly names default. Changing this causes
problems and at least debian installer uses this during the installation
Wouldn't it be nicer to make the user_friendly_names_prefix configurable
so people can choose mpath, npath, mp or whatever they want leaving
mpath as the default? I can cook up a patch in that case.
 -- Guido

(I knew someone would choke about this one ...)
Yeah, you're right. It would be nice to have that configurable.
Preferred would be to select a prefix and a naming scheme,
ie either numerical or characters.
Was just to lazy for this ...

Normally I don't use this option much; in fact, I discourage
everyone on using it :-)
I really loath to have external configuration files to get
your filesystem up.

But that's just me. Feel free to do so.


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