geom_label, fstab without device names & swap partition?

Freddie Cash fjwcash at
Wed Jan 12 20:01:49 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 12:00 PM, Mark Saad <nonesuch at> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 1:54 PM, Freddie Cash <fjwcash at> wrote:
>> 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
> On a side note there is not a simple way to glabel mounted filesystem

True, but for a swap partition, it's easy to disable swap, label the
partition, and re-enable swap.  :)

Freddie Cash
fjwcash at

More information about the freebsd-stable mailing list