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Re: dmraid comments and a warning



On Tuesday 07 February 2006 03:34pm, Peter Jones wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-02-07 at 00:17 -0700, Dax Kelson wrote:
[snip]
> > And now it uses root=/dev/mapper/$DEV ?
>
> No, it still uses root=LABEL=/ (assuming no lvm), but the label
> searching mechanism early in the boot process is now the same as that
> used by mount, umount, swapon, etc.,  and it currently gives
> device-mapper devices a higher "priority", which should guarantee that,
> assuming it's possible to build the raid, all of those tools will use
> the dm device instead of the normal disks.

Perhaps it would be better to have this defaulted on install to *not* use 
LABEL= mounting syntax.  In that case, the broken device would have prevented 
mounting and, therefore, booting and the problem of dropping half the mirror 
leading to this corruption would not happen without FRAID users knowing about 
it.  Yet another case where mounting using LABEL= syntax causes more problems 
than it solves.

[snip]
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