bin/149424: fstab and labels with whitespace

Walter C. Pelissero walter at
Mon Aug 16 18:00:16 UTC 2010

The following reply was made to PR conf/149424; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: walter at (Walter C. Pelissero)
To: Jaakko Heinonen <jh at>
Cc: bug-followup at, walter at
Subject: Re: bin/149424: fstab and labels with whitespace
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 19:40:46 +0200

 Jaakko Heinonen writes:
  > On 2010-08-08, Walter C. Pelissero wrote:
  > > 	/etc/fstab currently doesn't allow for whitespace anywhere but
  > > 	between fields (or in comments).  This makes impossible to use
  > > 	a label in place of a device name when mounting volumes
  > > 	containing whitespace in the name.
  > This is duplicate of conf/37569, bin/55539 and bin/117687.
 Wow.  Some date back 7-8 years.  At this pace I'm not sure I'll be
 seeing the end of it, so I hope my new born son will get some interest
 in FreeBSD one day and follow up on it.
 walter pelissero

More information about the freebsd-bugs mailing list