geom_label, fstab without device names & swap partition?

Eugene Grosbein egrosbein at
Fri Jan 14 18:48:41 UTC 2011

On 13.01.2011 02:11, Mark Saad wrote:

>>>> 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
> Well the thing is I like use glabel in place of a fs label as it makes
> my devices all names something similar
> /dev/label/thingie rather then have /dev/ufs/rootfs and
> /dev/label/swap  , I'll have /dev/label/rootfs /dev/label/swap.
> Also I dont think you can easily change a live label either .

"tunefs -L" changes UFS label (/dev/ufs/label) and does not use extra 512 bytes of space.

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