[Pkg-systemd-maintainers] About a problem with GRUB2 rescue images and /dev/disk/by-label

Michael Stapelberg stapelberg at debian.org
Sat Nov 23 12:57:43 GMT 2013

Hi Thomas,

Thomas Schmitt <scdbackup at gmx.net> writes:
> Where Debian has:
>   # probe filesystem metadata of disks
>   KERNEL!="sr*", IMPORT{program}="/sbin/blkid -o udev -p $tempnode"
> i see on cgit.freedesktop.org:
>   # probe filesystem metadata of disks
>   KERNEL!="sr*", IMPORT{builtin}="blkid"
> If i replace the Debian 6 rule by the upstream rule, then the
> USB stick does not show up in /dev/disk/by-label. The man page
> udev(7) does not list "builtin" as IMPORT{} type.
> So i assume it is not supported in Debian 6.
> Does ist work in current Debian ?
This is up to you to figure out, since you are reporting the problem and
know best how to reproduce it. Installing a current version of Debian in
a VM is a task that can be done in less than one hour.

As you can see here, we are using the upstream rule you provided above:

So I suppose it works in current versions.

> Would you accept the problem as a valid Debian bug ?
I personally would not be able to spend any time on this, since it seems
to only affect an old udev version, from before the time when I became a
maintainer. That being said, nobody can stop you from reporting the bug,
but the chances of any action are slim unless you provide a tested patch.

Best regards,

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