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Date:   Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:01:40 +0100
From:   Pali Rohár <>
To:     Karel Zak <>
Cc:     Andreas Bombe <>,,,
        Andrius Štikonas <>,
        Curtis Gedak <>,
        Andy Shevchenko <>,
        Pavel Machek <>
Subject: Re: Linux & FAT32 label

On Wednesday 22 November 2017 12:03:52 Karel Zak wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 09:52:03AM +0100, Pali Rohár wrote:
> > I can prepare patches for blkid (util-linux), but I do not like idea to
> > have different algorithm how is read label in fatlabel and blkid. Both
> > tools are used by different GUI programs and it is a bad if one GUI
> > program on linux (e.g. GParted) tells you that label is A and another
> > (e.g. KDE Partition Manager) that label is B. So I rather wait for final
> > decision.
> Maybe it's time to update all the GUI stuff to read LABELs and UUIDs
> (and another attributes) from udev db.

This is just one side of coin. Another is that these GUI applications
needs to set/change labels, UUIDs, ... What udev/blkid does not support.

Pali Rohár

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