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Re: [PATCH] Scan root device dynamically at startup

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Scan root device dynamically at startup
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 15:29:36 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 02:05:59PM +0200, Tomáš Ebenlendr wrote:
> Every FAT has serial number, generated when first formating of partition,
> it is only 4 bytes, so it is not as unique as UUID but it suffices.
> Other filesystems often have similar identifiers.

Now that we have a framework for filesystem UUIDs, it should be simple to
support FAT serial numbers like it is done in the ext2 driver.

If you're familiar with FAT, would you like to help us on this?

Robert Millan

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