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

From: Vivek Goyal
Date: Mon Apr 29 2013 - 11:18:50 EST

On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 04:56:38PM +0200, Hannes Reinecke wrote:
> On 04/26/2013 09:03 PM, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > hey,
> >
> > 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.
> >
> Oh, the problem _is_ well understood.
> It's the design of grub :-)
> grub requires you to re-implement _every_ device naming scheme which
> is present in the kernel.

So then grub needs to be fixed and not the other way around?

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