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SubjectRe: UUIDs (and devfs and major/minor numbers)
Hi!

> NB: I'm not convinced that a devfs which is directly mountable on /dev makes
> sense *in the presence of hot-swappable devices*. It's a bit *too* mutable.
> "devfsd == vold done right" appears to make more sense IMHO. If there are
> no hot-swappable devices available, it is workable; but IMHO it's a bad idea
> to set things up that way because things will go wacky as soon as someone
> starts hot-swapping USB devices... it's bad to have a default setup which
> breaks in strange ways when one starts taking advantage of hot-swappable
> devices on modern computers.

Well, hot-swap is in so early development stage in linux, now, that if
hot-swap is only reason you dislike devfs -- go for it.

It is currently not clear how we'll identify devices on USB (their
unique serial numbers are not that unique after all). Just solve
problems we have _now_ and then start developing hot-swap support into
kernel.

Pavel
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