[conspire] UUIDs, LVM, etc.

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Apr 4 21:01:39 PDT 2010

Quoting Michael Paoli (Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu):

> Rationale:
> 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
_didn't_ like?

> 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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