cvs commit: src/etc/rc.d hostid

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at
Tue May 22 15:35:58 UTC 2007

On Tue, May 22, 2007 at 07:56:42AM -0500, Eric Anderson wrote:
> On 05/21/07 14:57, Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav wrote:
> >Jung-uk Kim <jkim at> writes:
> >>'smbios.system.uuid' is exported from loader, not from kernel.  And it
> >>already checks two things, i.e., all zero's and all 0xff's, which are
> >>the most common and 'useless' UUIDs.  If the SMBIOS has one of these,
> >>it is not set at all.
> >Is it safe to assume that smbios.system.uuid returns a string of the
> >correct form (the correct amount of hex digits with hyphens in the right
> >places) which is neither all-bits-zero nor all-bits-one?  In that case,
> >there is no need to check anything in etc/rc.d/hostid.
> >DES
> [picking random related post to reply to]
> The hostid script also is cranky when used on a diskless host, because it can't write to it's hostid file.  I've been ignoring it, but I wanted to at least mention it.
> Shall I file a PR?

It is probably not worth PR, because it's current.
We should probably just remove the warning.

Pawel Jakub Dawidek             
pjd at                 
FreeBSD committer                         Am I Evil? Yes, I Am!
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