[Novalug] Device naming
novalugml at jgcomp.com
Thu Mar 11 18:15:37 EST 2010
On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 11:53:46AM -0800, Walt Smith wrote:
> Hi List,
> For Alan, I hear your frustration. And I think your
> query is a good one. Both from the POV of asking "why did
> it change", and "how does the present system work".
The thing about "how do UUIDs work" that has puzzled me is
where on the various devices are they stored?
Its possible I've got the entire concept wrong, but it has
seemed to me that when one "generates" a UUID for a device,
that UUID will be associated with that device unless a
different one is generated for it. So I expect it to be
stored on the device itself and be transported with the
device so the UUID is consistant when moved to a different
Yet, logical as that may seem to me I do not believe it is
true. How can the UUID generating software know if, and
where a device has writable, stable memory?
So I'm missing something, what?
Jon H. LaBadie jon at jgcomp.com
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