what is UUID naming for devices?

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Mon Jul 9 01:14:39 BST 2007


Lorenzo Taylor wrote:
> Just curious, what is the advantage of using a UUID over using a label?
> Wouldn't it be easier and more human-readable to create a volume label
> and use label= in /etc/fstab at least for those filesystems that support
> labels?

Yes, except text labels are not UU (Universally Unique).

Matt Flaschen




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