kern/149762: volume labels with rogue characters

jhell jhell at
Thu Aug 19 17:04:46 UTC 2010

On 08/19/2010 08:26, Walter C. Pelissero wrote:
> jhell writes:
>  > This is a hack, something that you would commonly find in Linux
>  > code and is neither a proper or viable workaround for the naming of
>  > labels.
> That's exactly what I keep repeating my friends who run Linux and brag
> about features they had first or better implemented.  Just a bunch of
> dirty hacks any kid would have whipped up in an afternoon if he just
> had the fancy.  Just hacks.

Putting aside whats written below, please don't feel that this is an
attack on your work to make this happen. I feel your work is very viable
for what it is supposed to do but to the same effect does not address
the issue that this might happen elsewhere to anything new that may be
introduced to the system at a later point in time which is why I call it
a hack. In a previous post I mentioned a proper full term solution based
on adjusting devfs/devd instead that would fit future situations and not
call for individual adjustments for pieces of geom or anything related.

> Unfortunately they answer using terms like: self-indulgent inertia,
> inconclusive arrogance, bureaucratic attitude, self-important sloth,
> pompous underachiever.  Bloody Linux kids, aren't they?
> This might be an hack, but in 8 years since this issue has been first
> raised nobody has came up with it, so I thought I might as well do
> it.

It has be ~6 years that GEOM_LABEL was introduced to the system.
r131476 | pjd | 2004-07-02 15:40:36 -0400 (Fri, 02 Jul 2004) | 22 lines




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