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SubjectRe: KLive: Linux Kernel Live Usage Monitor
On Wed, 31 Aug 2005, Alan Cox wrote:

>> Registering means to create an ID for the system? Something out of
>> timestamp plus your PCI IDs and CPU info and so on?
>
> Or have the other end issue you some kind of secure cookie, which was my
> thought. Generating it locally as you suggest would be even better as a
> hardware change would make a box change identity automatically

Reading twice is sometimes better. :) It must have been late yesterday...

Well changing ID automagically can be okay because a system changes its ID
from time to time and so you cannot track a certain system/person easily.

Why not generating a unique system ID at compilation stage of the kernel
if the apopriate kernel option is enabled? This needn't have something to
do with klive...just a unique kernel-ID or something like that.

klive, if userspace or not, finally makes use of this ID to generate live
stats of kernel usage. PCI-IDs, CPU and whatever else could be used as a
salt to generate a really UNIQE ID...

Sven
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