How to list an UUID?

Daniel Pittman daniel at
Tue Apr 3 02:35:05 UTC 2007

Derek Broughton <news at> writes:
> Daniel Pittman wrote:
>> Derek Broughton <news at> writes:
>>> Specifically for swap partitions, uuid is _not_ very stable (at least
>>> when
>>> hibernate gets involved).  I've had to use mkswap a number of times
>>> because of problems with hibernation.
>> Ah, but that isn't a property of hibernation (as such) but, rather, of
>> your running mkswap on the partition you used for hibernation.
> No, that's a property of hibernation (at least the version I was
> using), in that it changed the partition signature such that if the
> resume failed, you could no longer use the partition for swap - so you
> had to use mkswap.

Oh.  Well.  That surely sucks.  You should file a bug on it.  That is
really, truly awful behaviour and is going to cause a lot of pain for a
lot of people.

Even with the hibernation stuff still in a permanent alpha state that
really isn't a good thing and Ubuntu should fix it one way or another.

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