[klibc] klibc-1.5 released

David Härdeman david at hardeman.nu
Tue Mar 6 08:28:14 PST 2007

hpa at zytor.com wrote:
> I'm looking at the following:
> - Mount-by-label/mount-by-uuid.

The Debian/Ubuntu initramfs-tools package integrates udev and uses the
/dev/disk/by-*/something symlinks for the mount-by-label and mount-by-uuid

The advantage is that it works with all kinds of tools that are used to
bring up the root dev (think lvm, evms, cryptsetup, raid, etc) without
having to change each and every one of them to understand labels/uuid's.

In addition, it means that the fs/label/uuid/size detection is centralized
in libvolumeid (from udev).

> - Ability to fall back on different roots.

Meaning? That several root= parameters could be passed to the kernel and
they would be tried in order? Or something more advanced?

> - nfsroot on NFSv4.
> - nfsroot over IPv6, as soon as the kernel supports NFS over IPv6.

Sounds interesting, but wouldn't a proper NFSv4 support require quite a
large crypto infrastructure?

David Härdeman

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