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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/9] Add vsprintf extension %pU to print UUID/GUIDs and use it
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On Tuesday 29 September 2009 07:57:32 Huang Ying wrote:
> Hi, Joe,
>
> Thanks for the patch. I think that is a good idea.
>
> For your patch. I think you need a changelog for each patch.
>
> It seems that the binary representation of UUID can be little-endian
> (used by most kernel components) or big-endian (defined by RFC4122, used
> in network?). Maybe we should consider about that.

I think that's what the 'r' option is supposed to handle. Maybe you could use
'b' and 'l' options instead, to specify the endianness explicitly.

> In fact, I find there are many different UUID/GUID definitions in
> kernel, such as that in efi, many file systems, some drivers, etc. It
> seems that every kernel components need UUID/GUID has its own
> definition, so I think we should unify all the UUID/GUID definitions in
> kernel too. The file attached is a draft unified UUID/GUID definition,
> with byte-order issue in mind.
>
> Any comment?

Not much, it would help if you could show where those functions would be used.

I would also use the 'le' and 'be' prefixes (as in le16, be32) instead of 'l'
and 'b', making it leuuid and beuuid, or maybe uuid_le and uuid_be.

--
Regards,

Laurent Pinchart


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