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    SubjectRe: Of removable devices


    On Fri, 25 Feb 2000, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > On Thu, 24 Feb 2000 22:18:03 +0300 (MSK), "Khimenko Victor"
    > <khim@sch57.msk.ru> said:
    >
    > > There ARE such way: both FAT and EXT2FS use serial numbers. Of course it's
    > > filesystem-specific thing but two mentioned above are by far most common ones
    > > in Linux world.
    >
    > But there is no knowledge of such things in the block device or VFS
    > layers, and old ext2 filesystems won't necessarily have a uuid. The
    > potential for things going wrong is awesome.
    >
    Ok. So "specolative removal" way is also not reliable. Fine. It means that
    the only realible way is good old mount/umount... And this way is in
    kernel for ages... So no changes are necessary...


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