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    SubjectRe: UUIDs (and devfs and major/minor numbers)
    On Mon, Jun 21, 1999 at 11:32:00PM +0200, Martin Mares wrote:

    > > It is currently not clear how we'll identify devices on USB (their
    > > unique serial numbers are not that unique after all).
    >
    > The right answer is "export all the information to user space and
    > let the user choose the naming scheme he likes". For example, I'd
    > prefer identifying my two (hypothetical) USB mice with identical
    > serial numbers by position in the bus topology and the other
    > devices having sane serial numbers by the serial numbers.

    The whole devfs thing is a tradeoff. It solves real problems and if the
    loss or partial loss of the current freedom in device naming is the price
    then that's imho a good tradeoff.

    Ralf

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