[U-Boot] gpt: GUID/UUID - GPT restoration - open questions
l.majewski at samsung.com
Thu Sep 6 13:27:56 CEST 2012
> On 08/24/2012 02:48 AM, Lukasz Majewski wrote:
> > Hi Stephen,
> > I'm writing to you, since I've posted a patch series regarding GPT
> > support for Samsung Trats board (you were on the CC).
> > e.g. http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/179785/
> > I think, that we can cooperate to provide better EFI/GPT support.
> > In mine implementation the "gpt" command (with several sub
> > commands) has been proposed
> > - we can discuss if this is a correct way to go.
> > Moreover, at this patch series a "weak" GUID generator is
> > implemented. For now it is "good enough", since I consider the
> > restoration as an emergency situation.
> I think that (perhaps optionally) allowing the user to specify their
> own UUIDs would be a good idea; whatever was generating the script
> being executed might have access to a better entropy source.
I think, that passing UUID as the command argument would be a better
option than inventing own GUID generator, especially when tools like
uuid were available.
> > However,I wonder how can we provide better GUID (and in general
> > random numbers pool) generator for u-boot.
> > Maybe md5sum command can be used with some running clock (WDT, or
> > system clock from u-boot start up) data to provide better entropy?
> If there's a standard way of retrieving wall-clock, MAC address, ...
> it'd definitely be a good idea to include those entropy sources.
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