I'm not sure how you're gonna to make identification more reliable, but you
can use fuse to create mountpoints in user space. E.g. using archievemount
you can mount some archive and the files in the mountpoint will have
another device id. Fuse must be available on the target OS of course.

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 12:27 PM, Michael Heidelbach <ottw...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Albert ,
>
> I've been unspecific deliberately. Apparently too much, sorry.
>
> This is what I want to do:
>
> To identify a document baloo is using a combination of device id and
> inode. This is insufficient because at least on my system the device id is
> not constant. For external drives it changes with the order in which they
> are plugged in. There are also other reasons why baloo has to be more aware
> of file systems.
>
> I want to make baloo's document identification mechanism more reliable and
> to be able to identify a drive unambiguously. For testing I'd like to have
> something better than plugging pendrives in and out, some mock drives with
> data to index would be optimal.
>
> I'm currently figuring out the options how to tackle this. So there is are
> specific questions yet.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Michael
>
>
>
>
> On 11.03.2018 23:39, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
>
>> El dissabte, 10 de març de 2018, a les 18:27:51 CET, Michael Heidelbach va
>> escriure:
>>
>>> Hi!
>>>
>>> Is it? How?
>>>
>>> Do examples exist?
>>>
>> You'll really need to be more specific, my initial answer would be, why
>> would
>> you care if something is a external drive?
>>
>> Cheers,
>>    Albert
>>
>>
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>>
>>> Michael
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

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