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Subject: RE: devicefs requests
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 22:48:31 -0500	[thread overview]
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> Um, what 64-bit unique id?  USB devices do not have such a thing.

The EDD spec ( - T13 committee
project 1572D BIOS Enhanced Disk Drive Services - 3) says:
USB identifier:  64-bit Serial Number as defined in the USB Mass Storage

I assume that they mean the USB Mass Storage spec v1.0
( section
4.1.1 - Serial Number, which is 12-16 bytes long.  drivers/usb/storage/usb.c
turns that into a 16-byte GUID in storage_probe().  I hadn't gotten so far
as to see that these two specs don't agree for USB - I'd been looking at the
IDE and SCSI descriptions so far.  It wouldn't be the first time the EDD
spec needed editing, and given that few (if any) BIOSs yet implement it
apart from SCSI, is reason for the confusion.

I don't think Dell has a T13 committee representative right now, but I'll
see if we have a process for getting this cleared up through official
channels.  As I'm not a USB expert, would you care to comment on the right
way to handle this (i.e. instead of a 64-bit serial number, use the 16-byte


Matt Domsch
Sr. Software Engineer, Lead Engineer, Architect
Dell Linux Solutions
Linux on Dell mailing lists @
#1 US Linux Server provider for 2001 and Q1/2002! (IDC May 2002)

             reply	other threads:[~2002-09-26  3:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2002-09-26  3:48 Matt_Domsch [this message]
2002-09-26  4:14 ` Greg KH
2002-09-26 14:41   ` Randy.Dunlap
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2002-09-26 16:13 Matt_Domsch
2002-09-27  4:41 ` Greg KH
2002-09-25 22:11 Matt_Domsch
2002-09-25 22:03 Matt_Domsch
2002-09-25 22:46 ` Greg KH
2002-10-01  1:39 ` Patrick Mochel
2002-09-25 19:28 Matt_Domsch
2002-09-25 21:33 ` Greg KH
2002-09-25 21:33 ` Greg KH
2002-10-01  1:32 ` Patrick Mochel

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