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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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