Are timestamps created with new GPT partition tables?

If so, where are they (i.e, headers, entries, GUIDs, labels)? How are they accessed?


There aren’t necessarily any timestamps created with new GPT partition tables. The GPT layout doesn’t include any timestamp fields. If a partition is given a version 1 GUID (see RFC-4122 sections 4.1.3 and 4.1.4), the generated GUID will include a timestamp; but any other version won’t. Most partition GUIDs I’ve seen use version 4 and therefore don’t contain a timestamp.

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