[systemd-devel] usb_id gets bogus serial and makes a mess

Cristian Rodríguez crrodriguez at opensuse.org
Sun Feb 17 14:33:38 PST 2013

El 17/02/13 18:33, Reindl Harald escribió:
> Am 17.02.2013 22:30, schrieb Kay Sievers:
>> On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 3:52 PM, Robert Milasan <rmilasan at suse.com> wrote:
>>> Hi, seems that using some strange usb devices with really bogus serial
>>> numbers usb_id creates links with junk strings in it:
>>> /dev/disk/by-id/usb-TSSTcorp_BDDVDW_SE-506AB_㡒䍌䜶䉗ぁㄴ㌴†ँ-0:0
>>> Initially was believed that usb_id is to blame, then the kernel, but it
>> We use the same rules now as described here:
>>    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/gg487321.aspx
> i doubt it is not the best idea to follow microsoft.....

Considering that most hardware on planet earth is barely tested in OSs 
other than the ones of MS it is perfectly reasonable to follow them.

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