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Re: XFS volume labels

To: Ed McKenzie <eem12@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS volume labels
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2001 13:56:40 -0500
Cc: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: Message from Ed McKenzie <eem12@xxxxxxxxxxx> of "Wed, 04 Apr 2001 14:45:25 EDT." <20010404144525.C1267@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 01:32:09PM -0500, Steve Lord wrote:
> > Mount by label is all user space, there is no kernel code involved,
> 
> Ah. There was talk on lkml about allowing the kernel to find the root
> fs by UUID or label, so I assumed all of this was done in the kernel.
> 
> > beyond reading data out the block device interface to look for the
> > magic numbers. You need a version of the mount command with this
> > support in it for the code to function.
> > 
> > I am using mount-2.10m-6 but I have to admit I have not tried a mount
> > by label recently.
> 
> 2.10r-4 from Wolverine here.  Looking at the source, it appears XFS
> label support is already implemented.  I'm investigating.

It is possible our labeling code got broken, have you tried the uuid
version of the mount? You can also use xfs_db directly to dump this
stuff out:

xfs_db -r /dev/xxxx
sb 0
print

Steve


> 
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