Subject: Re: LKMs - different each time it's compiled into kernel ?
To: Michael VanLoon <>
From: Dave Sainty <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/02/1998 22:46:33
"Michael VanLoon" writes:

> Excuse the thought from the Land of the Enemy, but it would seem simple
> if you just did something like COM does: make a GUID (Globally Unique
> ID -- a 128-bit "hash" generated by an Ethernet address, something to do
> with the current time, and some monotonically increasing value, I
> believe) that is assigned to that module when it is created, and don't
> change it for the life of the module.  It's faster because you're not
> hashing this binary every time you try to load it, and it doesn't
> change.

I think the point is that the hash should be one way over the code, so
it would be a security feature.

The Microsoft GUID scheme is just a naming scheme...