Re: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants

Stephen C. Tweedie (
Mon, 21 May 2001 14:34:37 +0100


On Sat, May 19, 2001 at 04:20:11PM -0400, Michael Meissner wrote:
> On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 03:17:50PM +0100, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

> Presumably, a new UUID is created each time format a partition, which means it
> is a slight bit of hassle if you have to reload a partition from a dump, or
> copy a partition to another disk drive. In the scheme of things, it is not a
> large hassle perhaps, but it is a hassle.

Right. Tune2fs can reset the UUID on an existing filesystem, but if
you want something immune from the possible collisions of LABEL
namespaces, you can't really avoid ending up with different IDs on
filesystems after a restore.

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