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SubjectRe: SCSI device numbering (was: Re: Ideas for v2.1)
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-->"Ted" == Theodore Y Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> writes:

Ted> Ultimately, it might be useful to put a DCE-style UUID
Ted> generator in the kernel, since some applications require a
Ted> *large* number of UUID's, and the DCE UUID really assumes that
Ted> a central UUID authority per network node is handing out
Ted> UUID's.

/dev/uuid anyone?

the algorithm isn't too complex, and there's code available but i'm
not sure about its ownership/usage constraints. it seems like a
really nice idea ...


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