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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] [RFC] Time-based RFC 4122 UUID generator
    On Sun, 07 Oct 2007 12:08:10 +0200, you said:

    > Thanks that you ask!
    > I really should have mentioned it in my initial posting.
    > Yes, this change was intentional, as it in fact fixes a possible bug in the original code.
    > Section 4.1.6 in RFC 4122 states regarding the "NodeID":
    > : For systems with no IEEE address, a randomly or pseudo-randomly
    > : generated value may be used; see Section 4.5. The multicast bit must
    > : be set in such addresses, in order that they will never conflict with
    > : addresses obtained from network cards.
    > So up to now it was just pure ("random") luck if this bit was set or not.

    Sounds like a valid bugfix then - but it should probably be sent upstream
    separately, with it's own changelog (what I quoted above should be fine)...

    Remember - one patch, one logical change, so your patch should be split up
    (among other things, that way the bugfix can proceed even if the new-function
    part gets hung up in review).....

    Other than splitting it up, I have no further comments on either part.. Enjoy...
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