[klibc] Exporting which partitions to md-configure

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Mon Jan 30 19:24:38 PST 2006

On Mon, Jan 30, 2006 at 07:21:33PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2006 at 04:52:08PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > I'm putting the final touches on kinit, which is the user-space 
> > replacement (based on klibc) for the whole in-kernel root-mount complex. 
> >   Pretty much the one thing remaining -- other than lots of testing -- 
> > is to handle automatically mounted md devices.  In order to do that, 
> > without adding userspace versions of all the paritition code (which may 
> > be a future change, but a pretty big one) it would be good if the 
> > partition flag to auto-configure RAID was available in userspace, 
> > presumably through sysfs.
> What are you looking for exactly?  udev has a great helper program,
> volume_id, that identifies any type of filesystem that Linux knows about
> (it was based on the ext2 lib code, but smaller, and much more sane, and
> works better.)
> Would that help out here?

Oh, an example of it working:
	# vol_id /dev/sda3
	# vol_id -t /dev/sda3
	# vol_id -u /dev/sda3

It also shows just the label if you have one set (I don't on this


greg k-h

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