Re: [PATCH 0/7] dlm: overview

From: David Lang
Date: Fri Apr 29 2005 - 12:16:43 EST

On Thu, 28 Apr 2005, Daniel Phillips wrote:

On Thursday 28 April 2005 20:33, David Lang wrote:
how is this UUID that doesn't need to be touched by an admin, and will
always work in all possible networks (including insane things like backup
servers configured with the same name and IP address as the primary with
NAT between them to allow them to communicate) generated?

there are a lot of software packages out there that could make use of

Please do not argue that the 32 bit node ID ints should be changed to uuids,
please find another way to accommodate your uuids.

you misunderstand my question.

the claim was that UUID's are unique and don't have to be assigned by the admins.

I'm saying that in my experiance there isn't any standard or reliable way to generate such a UUID and I'm asking for the people makeing the claim to educate me on what I'm missing becouse a reliable UUID for linux on all hardware would be extremely useful for many things.

David Lang

There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.
-- C.A.R. Hoare
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