Re: [Linux-ia64] GUID filesystem+device identification ?

From: Martin Wilck <>
Date: 2001-05-19 03:17:56
> Having it in ther kernel would be nicer and shouldn't be that difficult,
> on the other hand it'll need a consensus on wether the kernel should look
> at every partition on startup - IIRC some people where opposed to such
> soloutions in the past.

The kernel looks at partition type GUID of all partitions already
(in fs/partitions/efi.c), all it would need to do apart from that
look at the Unique GUID as well and create a GUID->device
table somewhere.

Cheers, Martin

Martin Wilck     <>
FSC EP PS DS1, Paderborn      Tel. +49 5251 8 15113
Received on Fri May 18 10:18:32 2001

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