There are two device values that are unique to the board... they are stored on mtd in binary... and printed on the sticker with device mac addresses.
This might be handy in other situations where some device specific information is obtainable during install and relevant for support or setup ( think > losing it prevents you from using the device properly )
Would be very handy in the future if something like this ever gets off the ground...
Something in board.d > 05-vendorinfo which goes into system?
case "$board" in somebrand,somemodel) oemserial="xyz-abc123" #< not static just for demonstration uci add system vendorinfo uci set system.@vendorinfo[-1].oemserial="$oemserial" uci commit system ;; esac
Any other boards doing something like this? / existing standard?... if not.... better ideas?