Re: [RFC PATCH] block: Add new generic block device naming interface

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Thu Apr 25 2013 - 16:40:45 EST


On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 03:22:15PM -0500, Stephen M. Cameron wrote:
> If block drivers could (optionally) share a common device namespace then
> grub could be taught about this common namespace once, and any new block
> device drivers could take advantage of this namespace and grub would
> automatically work with them.

Hmmm... maybe I'm missing something but the names assigned this way
wouldn't have any kind of stability across boots. Is that good
enough? But, if so, I'm kinda having hard time understanding what
it'd be able to do which any other name can't do.

Can you please elaborate the use case?


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