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Re: [opensuse-factory] fstab, systemd and UUID
Am 07.04.2015 um 19:40 schrieb Jan Engelhardt:

On Tuesday 2015-04-07 19:26, ellanios82 wrote:

- perhaps , make an exception , and not to use

UUIDs for swap ::

for instance ::

/dev/sdb3 swap swap defaults 0 0

This is so bad a joke it's not even funny.

/dev/sd* are in the class of the most unstable names you can possibly

No, actually not.

In "normal" setups (no multipath, fancy storage etc), all disks are /dev/sd*

The only exception is KVM Virtualization if people still use the (old,
featureless, not useful) virtio-blk instead of the (better, newer, more
features) virtio-scsi. The solution there: use virtio-scsi, and disks
are again /dev/sd*.

And in normal setups, people do usually not reconfigure their built-in
disks every day to cause sda->sdc changes, and if they do, they can
still choose boot-by-whatever to make this painless.

Actually everything but /dev/sdX has been a major PITA, because it has
been eiter unstable or not usabe for humans.

/dev/disk/by-uuid: seriously, this is for machines, not for humans.
/dev/disk/by-id: *not* stable. scsi-1ATA vs scsi-SATA vs ata- anyone?
/dev/disk/by-path: *not* stable, at least with virtualization
/dev/disk/by-label: *not* unique, better not plug in your old disk in an
USB case, I use it anyway but know the pitfalls
/dev/sd*: just works most of the time, in standard setups.
Stefan Seyfried

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over
public relations, for nature cannot be fooled." -- Richard Feynman
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