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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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