[docs] Omission in the documentation of uuid.uuid1()
gene.saunders at idilia.com
Wed Apr 18 20:01:56 CEST 2012
I found an omission in the uuid documentation:
The description of uuid.uuid1() does not describe the conditions under which
the linux uuid functions will be used. The description should have an
additional section something like the following:
Generate a UUID from a host ID, sequence number, and the current time.
If both node and clock_seq are not given, and the system call
"uuid_generate_time" is available, then the UUID is generated using this
system call. In this case the resulting clock_seq field will the stable system
wide value as described in RFC 4122. Otherwise
if node is not given, getnode() is used to obtain the hardware address. If
clock_seq is given, it is used as the sequence number; otherwise a random 14-
bit sequence number is chosen.
Thank you for your attention.
System designer, Idilia Inc.
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