[SLOF] [PATCH] Fix ugly boot menu if devices have been specified with bootindex

Segher Boessenkool segher at kernel.crashing.org
Mon Apr 10 19:26:30 AEST 2017

On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 05:34:58PM +1000, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
> imho aliases only make some sense when the user got just few devices,
> preferably one of each type.

How so?  Aliases are typically set up by platform-specific code, and
such code will know what devices to call disk0 and disk1, or enet0 until
enet3, etc.

Aliases are useful because they a) are much shorter names, and b) are
names that make more sense to the user.


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