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GUID Creation

Posted by Timothy K on July 23, 2010
Hi,

I am looking for a good way to create a (16 byte) GUID under FreeRTOS. Has anyone a good hint where to start?

Thanks
-timo

RE: GUID Creation

Posted by Dave on July 23, 2010
Globally unique for the product, or per device. If its for the product then some compilers can be configured to generate a checksum (IAR for example can do that). If its globally unique for the device, like a MAC address might be, then often that would be loaded from an external eeprom.

RE: GUID Creation

Posted by Timothy K on July 23, 2010
Actually a real globally unique id (like calling CoCreateGuid() on Windows). So, it must be done at runtime. I can, of course, start creating my own code involving the serial number of the device, time information plus current sysclock etc, but I hoped that someone already has a good and approved solution for this common problem.


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