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Re: [dmidecode] [PATCH] dmidecode: Use lowercase letters for UUID

From: Jean Delvare
Subject: Re: [dmidecode] [PATCH] dmidecode: Use lowercase letters for UUID
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2018 21:06:00 +0200

Hi Petter,

On Sun, 08 Apr 2018 16:13:58 +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Jean Delvare]
> > RFC 4122 asks for letters a-f in UUID to be lowercase. Follow this
> > recommendation.  
> Sound like a good idea to follow the UUID RFC.  But this will be a user
> visible change, possibly breaking applications doing string compare of
> UUIDs.

Correct. But the same RFC mandates that reading UUIDs should be done

> How can the users be warned about this change?

This is certainly worth a visible mention in the NEWS file and the
announcement of the next version of dmidecode.

Jean Delvare
SUSE L3 Support

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