Subject: Re: System unique identifier.....
To: None <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/25/1999 00:01:25
On Thu, 24 Jun 1999 23:41:34 -0700 (PDT) 
 Matthew Jacob <> wrote:

 > More generally a system unique identifier available early (pre mountroot)
 > could be useful for a number of things. Why're you asking?

The intended usage:

	(1) Could influence where it is stored.

	(2) Might be utterly useless (e.g. for software licensing,
	    especially when you have the source for the OS, and
	    can thus make it anything you want with a simple
	    kernel hack...)

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>