Subject: Re: NetBSD-specific GPT partition types
To: Trevor Talbot <>
From: None <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/29/2007 15:34:22
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On Fri, Dec 28, 2007 at 02:56:26PM -0800, Trevor Talbot wrote:
> On 12/28/07, Jeff Rizzo <> wrote:
> > Bernd Ernesti wrote:
> > > Hmm, what is the magic behind these numbers?
> > > How did you chose them?
> > Generated using uuidgen(1).
> In case it's not obvious to anyone following this thread, the entire
> point of GUID Partition Table is that it uses UUIDs (aka GUIDs) as
> identifiers. UUIDs are, if properly generated, guaranteed to be
> globally unique, even though they are generated without the benefit of
> a central registration service. RFC 4122 documents the format,
> although it originally comes from other standards.
> They aren't arbitrary numbers.

Tell that to Apple.

	Jonathan Kollasch

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