Ubuntu

set uuid for swap-partition, mkswap-uuid patch by drbl (clonezilla) project

Reported by Thomas Templin on 2008-01-27
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Util-Linux-ng
Fix Released
Unknown
util-linux (Ubuntu)
Undecided
LaMont Jones

Bug Description

Binary package hint: util-linux

See also:
- Debian bug-tracker [1]
- mkswap-uuid patched mkswap by the National Venter for High-performance Computing (NCHC) Taiwan [2]

Description_
 mkswap can't create a predefined uuid for a new swap partition.
 But mkswap-uuid offered by the drbl project (clonezilla) [2] does!

 I've been told the patch is quite simplistic so it weould be good to have it in hardy before eature freeze.

Solution:
 patch mkswap as NCHC-TW did.

Affects also:
 This would also be a help for other bugs regarding swap-parition uuids in ubuntu.
 #9052626 Routine fsck deactivates swap, changing UUID
 #66637 After running mkswap, swap space is discarded, system fails to hibernate (invalid swap signature)

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/462662
[2] http://free.nchc.org.tw/drbl-core/old/src/mkswap-uuid-0.1.0-2.tar.bz2

Changed in util-linux:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in util-linux:
status: New → Fix Released
LaMont Jones (lamont) wrote :

Fixed in 2.13.1-2ubuntu1

Changed in util-linux:
assignee: nobody → lamont
status: New → Fix Released
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