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Re: [Libvir] [patch 3/3] Use libuuid to generate UUIDs



On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 03:10:24PM +0000, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-02-26 at 14:50 +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 02:28:30PM +0000, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> > > If libuuid from e2fsprogs is available, we use that to
> > > generate UUIDs.
> > 
> > On the one hand I think its good to re-use existing libraries where
> > they fullfill our needs, but then we need to keep a built-in impl of
> > UUID generator for non-Linux systems which typically won't have a
> > e2fsprogs available. So rather than maintaining two separate impls 
> > of the UUID code, which splits the testing coverage, I'd be inclined
> > to just always use the builtin version. Guarenteeing consistent
> > algorithm / semantics for UUID generation across all platforms.
> 
> 	I don't have a strong opinion either way ... I'd prefer us to not have
> any UUID generation code of our own at all since we'll inevitably have
> the rfc4122 zealots coming down on us, but we'll always have to have
> that code, so ...
> 
> 	I didn't optionally use uuid_parse() for the exact reasoning you
> describe, but I think that reasoning is less important for UUID
> generation since we're effectively treating them as opaque random
> numbers.
> 
> 	You're happy with the other two patches, then?

Yeah, no problem.

Dan.
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