Researching libata for ATA disk support

Soren Hansen soren at
Thu Aug 2 15:31:53 BST 2007

On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 04:32:11PM +1000, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> I'm assuming the former is slightly inaccurate, as it implies Edgy was
> targetted for this, but the blueprint says it was retargetted for
> Feisty, so I'm questiong the accuracy of the rest of the document as
> well, as I've inspected the postinst for the base-files package in
> Feisty, and can't find any evidence of it fiddling with /etc/fstab.

Since Edgy, we've been using UUID based mounting, which makes it
unnecessary to do anything for the libata transition.

> In particular, I'm interested in the migration of /etc/fstab to
> UUID-based mounting for existing installations.

The code to do this transition is in volumeid's postinst script.

> Why? I've got a largish Dapper-base that has an in-house maintained
> kernel, which we'd like to deploy libata with, and we'll need to cross
> the bridge.

I can't remember how well Dapper copes with UUID based mounting. You'll
find out soon enough, I guess. :)

Soren Hansen
Ubuntu Server Team
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