[dm-crypt] persistent naming: add ID in addition to UUID

ilf ilf at zeromail.org
Mon Jul 27 21:26:34 CEST 2015

Sven Eschenberg:
> Since you want to use crypttab anyway, is there any particular reason not 
> to use /dev/disk/by-id/<identifier>?

You are comlpetely right, that works and I should probably use that.

> As UUID=<uuid> needs proper symlinks anyway, it is rather a handy 
> shorthand at the commandline.

Well, the man-page for crypttab(5) in Debian and Derivatives sais, "the 
UUID is supported as well, using UUID=<luks_uuid>". So adding an ID= 
option would make this more consistent.


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