cvs commit: src/sys/geom/label g_label.c

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at
Tue Aug 16 08:17:04 GMT 2005

On Mon, Aug 15, 2005 at 08:58:14AM -0400, Brian Fundakowski Feldman wrote:
+> > +> Why would we want to prevent the usage of a specific directory structure
+> > +> to represent GEOM's namespace, if that's what the administrator wants?
+> > 
+> > If the label name is 'foo/bar' it doesn't seems right to create 'foo'
+> > directory and provider 'bar' inside. The label could be also '../random'
+> > or something like this and I want to save administrator/user nasty surprises
+> > when he inserts some random CD.
+> I like the idea of rejecting the latter, but what is the harm of the first
+> case?  If I call something "foo/bar", I'll be surprised to find out that
+> it's located at /dev/foo_bar... my preference would be for the name to be
+> rejected completely instead of remapped, if a '/' is to not be allowed,
+> but that's my own.

	# cd /dev/foo
	# rm/anything bar

There was no label 'bar', right. Anyway. Instead of rejecting labels with
'/' I can print a warning on the console that a bit different label will be
used. What do you say?

Pawel Jakub Dawidek             
pjd at                 
FreeBSD committer                         Am I Evil? Yes, I Am!
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