User talk:Aexoxea/HPfall and freefall

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Persistent disk names

Hi, thanks for sharing some insights about hpfall/freefall. Just to let you know, the problem with ever changing device names can be solved by using OpenRC (apart from udev). Its service config files are just bourne shell scripts and thus the config may look like this:

DISK="$(/bin/basename $(/bin/readlink /dev/disk/by-id/$DISK_ID))"

Also I've started working on a replacement for freefall which solves all these issues and adds some additional features. Will let you know when it becomes usable.

So the utility repo can be found at, but it's still alpha quality. Rindeal (talk) 23:57, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Hi Rindeal, many thanks for this (and sorry for not responding earlier, I'd largely put this issue aside and just decided to be extra careful/have good backups/etc.). A replacement for freefall sounds great, although unfortunately GitLab doesn't seem to want to let me in to the repo just now (when attempting to sign in using other service credentials, it comes back to a 404 Not Found error page each time); I'll try again soon. I'm happy with systemd and don't intend to move to OpenRC, but do you have any issue if I mention the above on the page itself (with attribution to you, of course)? aexoxea (talk) 04:57, 6 January 2017 (UTC)