bin/149424: fstab and labels with whitespace
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Tue Aug 17 20:40:08 UTC 2010
The following reply was made to PR conf/149424; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Oliver Fromme <olli at lurza.secnetix.de>
To: walter at pelissero.de
Cc: freebsd-bugs at FreeBSD.ORG, bug-followup at FreeBSD.ORG
Subject: Re: bin/149424: fstab and labels with whitespace
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 22:34:14 +0200 (CEST)
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.
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