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

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Fri Apr 26 2013 - 15:03:43 EST


On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 05:12:20PM -0500, scameron@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> It looks like these are called from a function called init_device_map()
> that is called from grub_stage2() at least in the version of grub I looked
> at (0.97, from rhel6).
> So my assumption is that adding a new block driver with yet another name space
> would require adding another bit of code into grub like those above. When I
> asked about "best practices" for new block driver device names on the grub devel
> mailing list to minimize required changes to grub, nobody argued against that
> assumption.

I think we kinda need to get down to the root cause of the issue.
Nothing against giving common names to devices in itself but there's a
non-insigificant chance that we end up with something half-way if the
original problem isn't properly understodd.


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