Subject: Re: USB ZIP driver improvements
To: Lennart Augustsson <email@example.com>
From: Justin T. Gibbs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/12/1999 16:58:11
>> Further, the serial number is almost never associated with the
>> actual media, but with the physical device. This means that the
>> serial number you get back is usually worthless for removable
>> media devices. You really need to tag the media if you want to make
>> this work.
>Absolutely, but there are a number of non-removable USB disk available.
>As for removable ones I'm sure you could come up with some "fingerprint"
>from the superblock.
"fingerprinting" works for fixed media devices too, so why not just rely
on it instead of adding two different identification schemes?