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Re: [PATCH] Scan root device dynamically at startup

From: Bean
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Scan root device dynamically at startup
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 21:35:38 +0800

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 9:29 PM, Robert Millan <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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?

Well, the FAT signature is the unsigned long value after the extended
boot signature 0x29, I can add it later.


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