bin/149424: fstab and labels with whitespace

Oliver Fromme olli at
Tue Aug 17 20:34:31 UTC 2010

Walter C. Pelissero wrote:
 > Oliver Fromme writes:
 > > What prevents you from labelling a disk 'backup\500GB'?
 > Besides some remorse about the uninspired name, nothing keeps you from
 > that.  Are you also going to boot from that volume?  Because that is
 > what you were arguing just before.  So, if you aren't, your argument
 > about rendering systems unbootable is moot.

You don't have to "boot from it".  It's sufficient to have
an entry in /etc/fstab that doesn't have "noauto" or "xx".

I do have a /backup entry in /etc/fstab on one of my boxes
that uses a label for mounting.  This particular one does
not have backslash in it, but it could well have one.  (Why
not?  A backslash is not special in file names.)  And *if*
it had one, then that box would *not* boot anymore with
the patch in this PR applied.

If you don't believe that, I suggest you try it.  I'm not
going to reply to the rest of your statements which seem
to be based on wrong assumptions.

Best regards

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