Re: SCSI device numbering (was: Re: Ideas for v2.1

Eric Youngdale (
Mon, 8 Jul 1996 11:04:31 -0400

>Stephen and I have been planning to add an 128-bit universally unique ID
>(UUID) in the ext2 superblock to help automate this process. It's also
>useful for his "supermount" for detecting when a removeable disk has
>really been changed.

While this would be very nice, I would also ask that an ASCII volume
label also be added. This could also be used as information that a
supermount program could use to figure out where things are.

The main advantage to an ASCII volume label is that other
other than ext2 support this concept (DOS, iso9660, and probably a few


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