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SubjectRe: [RFC] New Driver Model for 2.5 (Patrick Mochel)  wrote on 18.10.01 in <>:

> > I would add to the generic structure device, a "uuid" string field.
> > This field would contain a "munged" unique identifier composed of
> > the bus type followed which whatever bus-specific unique ID is
> > provided by the driver. If the driver don't provide one, it defaults
> > to a copy of the busID.
> >
> > What I have in mind here is to have a common place to look for the
> > best possible unique identification for a device. Typical example are
> > ieee1394 hard disks which do have a unique ID, and so can be properly
> > tracked between insertion removal.
> Hmm. So, this would be a device ID, much like the Vendor/Device ID pair in
> PCI space?

Except for the fact that the Vendor/Device ID pair is a device *class*
identifier, and the uuid is a device *instance* identifier.

MfG Kai
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