Subject: non-relevant rant (Was: Re: NetBSD-specific GPT partition types)
To: Trevor Talbot <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/29/2007 22:58:38
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On Sat, Dec 29, 2007 at 02:51:47PM -0800, Trevor Talbot wrote:
> On 12/29/07, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 28, 2007 at 02:56:26PM -0800, Trevor Talbot wrote:
> > > 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.
> I probably missed a thread. What did Apple do?
See Appendix A of the EFI 1.10 spec, as well as the Intel WfM spec
it references for the specification of the GUID.
Then, look at the OS X section of:
Have the hexadecimal table from ascii(7) handy.
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