Paul W. Frields
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Wed Sep 16 20:19:40 UTC 2009
On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 10:22:08AM -0400, Maurizio Ungaro wrote:
> My point was more philosophical: I like to have control on whats
> installed/activated.... that's one of the Linux features I always liked.
You can still configure this through the /etc/sysconfig/selinux file
for persistent change, or make SELinux permissive using 'setenforce
0', or boot with 'selinux=0', or... That configurability all
> Things are generally handled with labels now, which are more flexible
> and don't rely on easily-broken device names like /dev/sda. Also,
> there's a /dev/disk/* area you can use which I find is really helpful
> when I'm looking for a specific disk. I don't have to know whether
> it's sda, sdb, sdf... which is good, especially now that 187-in-1
> media readers (or whatever it's up to today) are so popular!
> Ok maybe I'm missing something. If I look at /dev/disk, I would expect
> that every disk or partition to be listed in every subdirectory there:
> by-id, by-label.
> I'd also expect that every entry there is listed in fdisk -l. Am I wrong?
I don't know how fdisk behavior conforms to modern specs. I think
most people rely on parted nowadays.
> Hm, that's interesting, because I have an external hard drive on a
> machine here that does sleep just like it should when unused. So it's
> not a system wide problem. Do you have any processes running which
> might be using the drive?
> Ok that means it's me. I'm positive I don't have processes running on it
> though. I have to unplug it.
> thanks for the quick, and knowledgeable, response.
Sorry I don't have them more often, or that they're incomplete
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