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SubjectRe: [PATCH] nvme: Restore device naming sanity
On Wed, Sep 04, 2019 at 11:31:59AM -0600, Keith Busch wrote:
> The namespace names must be unique for the lifetime of the subsystem.
> This was accomplished by using their parent subsystems' instances which
> was independent of the controllers connected to that subsystem.
>
> The consequence of that naming scheme meant that name prefixes given to
> namespaces may match a controller from an unrelated subsystem. This has
> understandbly invited confusion when examining device nodes.
>
> Ensure the namespace's subsystem instance never clashes with a
> controller instance of another subsystem by transferring the instance
> ownership to parent subsystem from the first controller discovered in
> that subsystem.

Sanitity sounds a little exaggerated. The nvme naming isn't really
that different except that the block devices uses number where say
scsi uses letters. So maybe tone down that claim a bit, but otherwise
the patch looks fine.

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