[PATCH] Documentation: state: recommend a partition type GUID for state GPT partitions
sha at pengutronix.de
Thu Feb 4 05:29:05 EST 2021
On Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 01:59:36PM +0100, Bastian Krause wrote:
> The partition type GUID was generated randomly. Having a defined GUID
> should reduce the risk of collisions in the future.
> A dedicated GUID could also allow us to implement a fallback in case no
> state backend property is defined. This could then look for a GPT
> partition with this partition type GUID and use that as the backend.
> dt-utils could do the same in userspace. This would be similar to .
>  https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/DiscoverablePartitionsSpec/
> Signed-off-by: Bastian Krause <bst at pengutronix.de>
> Documentation/user/state.rst | 3 +++
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/Documentation/user/state.rst b/Documentation/user/state.rst
> index 54aa396257..a0e27d4fe8 100644
> --- a/Documentation/user/state.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/user/state.rst
> @@ -579,6 +579,9 @@ content, its backend-type and *state* variable layout.
> +If the *state* variable set is set to be located in a GPT partition, use
> +``4778ed65-bf42-45fa-9c5b-287a1dc4aab1`` as the partition type GUID.
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