RE: [PATCH] EFI GUID Partition Tables

From: Richard Gooch (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 00:18:50 EST

Matt Domsch writes:
> Richard and Andreas, thanks for your feedback.
> > Would it be possible to put this somewhere else and/or rename it? It
> > appears that GUIDs are really DCE UUIDs (which are used by
> > other things
> > like ext2, XFS, MD RAID, etc) so if we are "advertising"
> > UUIDs from the
> > kernel, we may as well make it "sensible" for other users. How about
> > "/dev/dis[ck]s/uuid", unless there are other users of UUID
> > identifiers?
> Yes, UUIDs and GUIDs are the same thing, fortunately.
> I'll have to defer this to the author of this piece of code. Martin, any
> reason why it shouldn't be renamed? Richard, any preferred name?

I'd prefer /dev/volumes/uuids/
Similarly, if label reading code is added, I'd like to see that put in


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