geom_label, fstab without device names & swap partition?

Gary Palmer gpalmer at
Wed Jan 12 19:03:05 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 09:02:01PM +0300, Lev Serebryakov wrote:
> Hello, Stable.
>   Now, with "newfs -L name", geom_label and /dev/ufs/* it is possible
> to not use device names for FSes in "/etc/fstab" at all. But what to
> do with swap partitions? How to say, that I want swap on
> "/dev/ada0s1b" or "/dev/ad0s1b" whatever name it has now?

Have you tried using glabel(8)?  It allows you to assign a name
to a slice.  The slice should not be in use at the time, and if it has
a filesystem on it you may have problems as glabel(8) uses the last block
for a data store.



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