Re: [PATCH] virtio_blk: add helper function to support mass of disksnaming

From: Ren Mingxin
Date: Thu Mar 29 2012 - 01:36:25 EST

On 03/28/2012 06:58 PM, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 02:54:43PM +0800, Ren Mingxin wrote:

The current virtblk's naming algorithm just supports 26^3
disks. If there are mass of virtblks(exceeding 26^3), there
will be disks with the same name.

According to "sd_format_disk_name()", I add function
"virtblk_name_format()" for virtblk to support mass of

Signed-off-by: Ren Mingxin<renmx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Nod. This is basically what 3e1a7ff8a0a7b948f2684930166954f9e8e776fe
did. Except, maybe we should move this function into block core
instead of duplicating it? Where would be a good place to put it?

Yes, this was also what I thought.

How about placing the "sd_format_disk_name()"
as "disk_name_format()" into "block/genhd.c"

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