[conspire] UUIDs, LVM, etc.
rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Apr 4 21:01:39 PDT 2010
Quoting Michael Paoli (Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu):
> o LVM has many advantages.
...and hideously overcomplicates your system with additional layers of
abstraction, with, in the _general_ case, little to no advantage worth
I sometimes wonder: Have you ever met a overly baroque technology you
> o UUIDs are quite unique, and thus (with proper handling) UUID conflicts
> are exceedingly improbable. Unfortunately their user-friendliness
> could almost be described as user-hostile. Fortunately, however, e.g.
> /etc/fstab allows for comments - that can greatly compensate.
...almost as well as just shitcanning the whole concept and not using
them (or, at least, using them only for particular filesystems where
they have a compelling advantage, such as a USB-connected external hard
drive that you move around between machines a lot).
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