Subject: Re: USB ZIP driver improvements
From: Lennart Augustsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/13/1999 01:04:21
"Justin T. Gibbs" wrote:
> >> 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?
That's a thought. And it would also work for device that do not have a serial
number (like non-USB, or USB that doesn't follow the mass spec.).