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-vol_id - partition, filesystem, disklabel reader
+vol_id - probe filesystem and read label and uuid
 
-This program is normally called from a udev rule, to provide udev with the
-name, uuid or the filesystem type of a partition to name a device node.
-vol_id opens the blockdevice node specified at the commandline.
-The following commandline switches are supported to specify what vol_id
-should print:
+vol_id will only return with a non-zero exit code if the string asked for,
+is not empty. All trailing whitespace will be removed, spaces replaced by
+underscore and slashes ignored.
+Unmangled values are available in the --export mode as hex-encoded strings
+in *_ENC= keys.
 
-  --export prints all values
-  -h       prints help text
-  -l       prints the label of the partition
-  -u       prints the uuid of the partition
+  $ extras/volume_id/vol_id --export /dev/sda6
+  ID_FS_USAGE=filesystem
+  ID_FS_TYPE=ext3
+  ID_FS_VERSION=1.0
+  ID_FS_UUID=3e999973-00c9-4917-9442-b7633bd95b9e
+  ID_FS_UUID_ENC=3e999973-00c9-4917-9442-b7633bd95b9e
+  ID_FS_LABEL=devel
+  ID_FS_LABEL_ENC=devel
 
-vol_id will only return successful if the string asked for, is not
-empty. All trailing whitespace will be removed, spaces replaced by underscore
-and slashes ignored.
+  $ extras/volume_id/vol_id --label /dev/sda6
+  devel
 
-fstype                 probe  label  uuid  fsversion
-----------------------------------------------------
+  $ extras/volume_id/vol_id --type /dev/sda6
+  ext3
+
+
+fstype                 probe  label  uuid  version
+--------------------------------------------------
+linux swap             *      *      *     *
+btrfs                  *      *      *     -
 ext                    *      *      *     *
 reiserfs jr/3.5/3.6/4  *      *      *     *
 fat (12, 16, 32)       *      *      *     *
@@ -25,49 +34,33 @@ jfs                    *      *      *     -
 xfs                    *      *      *     -
 hfs (plus, wrapped)    *      *      *     -
 udf                    *      *      -     -
-iso9660                *      *      n/a   -
+iso9660                *      *      -     -
 ufs                    *      -      -     -
-linux swap             *      *      *     *
-LVM 1                  *      -      -     -
-LVM 2                  *      -      -     *
-linux raid             *      -      *     *
 cramfs                 *      *      -     -
 sysv                   *      *      -     *
 luks                   *      -      *     -
-hpfs                   *      -      -     -
-romfs                  *
-minix                  *
-dasd                   *
-highpoint              *
-isw_raid               *
-lsi_raid               *
-nvidia_raid            *
-promise_raid           *
-silicon_raid           *
-via_raid               *
-mac partitons          *
-msdos partitions       *
-
-
-The following rule will create a symlink named with the label string:
-  KERNEL=="[hs]d*", PROGRAM=="/sbin/vol_id -l %N", SYMLINK+="%c"
+hpfs                   *      *      -     -
+romfs                  *      *      -     -
+squashfs               *      -      -     -
+minix                  *      -      -     *
+ocfs (1, 2)            *      *      *     *
+vxfs                   *      -      -     *
+nss (netware)          *      -      *     *
+gfs, gfs2              *      *      *     -
+oracleasm              *      *      -     -
 
-If no label is found vol_id exits with nonzero and the rule will be
-ignored.
-
-To give it a try, you may call it on the commandline:
-  [root@pim udev.kay]# extras/volume_id/vol_id /dev/hda3
-  T:ext3
-  L:Music Store
-  N:Music_Store
-  U:d2da42b5-bbd9-44eb-a72c-cc4542fcb71e
-
-  [root@pim udev.kay]# extras/volume_id/vol_id -l /dev/hda3
-  Music_Store
-
-  [root@pim udev.kay]# extras/volume_id/vol_id -t /dev/hda3
-  swap
-
-
-Any comment/questions/concerns to me:
-Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org>
+Raid members are detected to prevent the probing for a filesystem
+-----------------------------------------------------------------
+linux raid (md)        *      *      *     *
+LVM 1                  *      -      -     -
+LVM 2                  *      -      -     *
+ddf                    *      -      *     *
+highpoint              *      -      -     -
+isw_raid               *      -      -     -
+lsi_raid               *      -      -     -
+nvidia_raid            *      -      -     -
+promise_raid           *      -      -     -
+silicon_raid           *      -      -     -
+via_raid               *      -      -     -
+jmicron                *      -      -     -
+adaptec                *      -      -     -