What is the convention on how external block storage devices are named and how mount points are named?

I have volume whose naming follows this pattern: first-second.

I expect that mountpoint and partitions will follow the same pattern: /mnt/first-second and /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0DO_Volume_first-second .

Instead the result is /mnt/first_second and /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0DO_Volume_first_second .

Can we have volume names, mount points, and partitions adher to the same convention? This is a great help with provision and configuration tools.

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  • Question:

    What is the convention on how external block storage devices are named and how mount points are named?

    Issue/Feature Request:

    Volume names are expected to consist of only lowercase alphanumeric characters. Therefore the expectation is that the mount points and partitions follow the same convention.

    Expectation

    In essence, given a volume with naming pattern: first-second, I expect that:

    • volume name
    • mountpoint
    • partition

    will follow the same pattern: which is:

    • volume_name = first-second
    • mountpoint = /mnt/first-second
    • partition = /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0DO_Volume_first-second

    This expectation matches the example provided here :

    /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0DO_Volume_volume-nyc1-01:       symbolic link to ../../sda
    /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0DO_Volume_volume-nyc1-01-part1: symbolic link to ../../sda1
    

    Result

    Instead the result is:

    • volume_name = first-second
    • mountpoint = /mnt/first_second
    • partition = /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0DO_Volume_first_second

    Clarification Needed

    Can we have volume names, mount points, and partitions adher to the same convention? This is a great help with provision and configuration tools.

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