geom_label, fstab without device names & swap partition?

Freddie Cash fjwcash at
Wed Jan 12 19:19:12 UTC 2011

2011/1/12 Lev Serebryakov <lev at>:
>  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?

Use glabel(8) to label the device:

# glabel label swap ada0s1b

Then point to the label in /etc/fstab:

/dev/label/swap    swap   sw ...

Freddie Cash
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