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Re: Why are spaces removed from the disk serial number?



Am Freitag, den 05.09.2008, 15:18 -0400 schrieb Phillip Susi:
> It has been two months, Heinz, have you caught up from your vacation 
> yet?  Is there a reason for the whitespace to be stripped from the disk 
> serial number, or can we remove that?

I haven't been able to look to run regressions with all metadata samples
yet because of other duties. If Intel doesn't see an issue with keeping
the white space, fine with me.

Heinz

> 
> Cetnerowski, Adam wrote:
> > Cetnerowski, Adam wrote:
> >> The serial number for sdb does look fishy and it could be interacting
> >> strangely with the library isspace() function used to strip out the
> >> whitespace (if some of the strange characters are control characters).
> >> This may be the reason why the raid set is recognized under Windows.
> > 
> > The question is, should the whitespace even be stripped?  If the disk 
> > has a space in its serial number, then shouldn't it be recorded in the 
> > metadata with the space?  If the space is supposed to be stripped then I
> > 
> > can see the isspace() behaving incorrectly on control characters, but it
> > 
> > seems to me that if the disk reports a space, the metadata should have a
> > 
> > space in it as well.
> > 
> > We will need a reply from Heinz on this.
> 
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