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From: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
To: Matteo Croce <mcroce@linux.microsoft.com>
Cc: linux-block@vger.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	"Lennart Poettering" <lennart@poettering.net>,
	"Luca Boccassi" <bluca@debian.org>,
	"Jens Axboe" <axboe@kernel.dk>,
	"Alexander Viro" <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	"Damien Le Moal" <damien.lemoal@wdc.com>,
	"Tejun Heo" <tj@kernel.org>,
	"Javier González" <javier@javigon.com>,
	"Niklas Cassel" <niklas.cassel@wdc.com>,
	"Johannes Thumshirn" <johannes.thumshirn@wdc.com>,
	"Hannes Reinecke" <hare@suse.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH -next 1/5] block: add disk sequence number
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 20:18:24 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210315201824.GB2577561@casper.infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210315200242.67355-2-mcroce@linux.microsoft.com>

On Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 09:02:38PM +0100, Matteo Croce wrote:
> From: Matteo Croce <mcroce@microsoft.com>
> 
> Add a sequence number to the disk devices. This number is put in the
> uevent so userspace can correlate events when a driver reuses a device,
> like the loop one.

Should this be documented as monotonically increasing?  I think this
is actually a media identifier.  Consider (if you will) a floppy disc.
Back when such things were common, it was possible with personal computers
of the era to have multiple floppy discs "in play" and be prompted to
insert them as needed.  So shouldn't it be possible to support something
similar here -- you're really removing the media from the loop device.
With a monotonically increasing number, you're always destroying the
media when you remove it, but in principle, it should be possible to
reinsert the same media and have the same media identifier number.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-03-15 20:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-15 20:02 [PATCH -next 0/5] block: add a sequence number to disks Matteo Croce
2021-03-15 20:02 ` [PATCH -next 1/5] block: add disk sequence number Matteo Croce
2021-03-15 20:18   ` Matthew Wilcox [this message]
2021-03-15 21:04     ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-03-15 21:32       ` Lennart Poettering
2021-03-25 17:29       ` Matteo Croce
2021-03-26  8:00         ` Hannes Reinecke
2021-03-25 20:58       ` Lennart Poettering
2021-03-16 14:13     ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-04-20 20:12       ` Lennart Poettering
2021-03-25 20:52     ` Lennart Poettering
2021-03-16  1:44   ` JeffleXu
2021-03-23 17:43     ` Matteo Croce
2021-03-15 20:02 ` [PATCH -next 2/5] block: add ioctl to read the " Matteo Croce
2021-03-15 20:13   ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-03-15 20:17     ` Damien Le Moal
2021-03-15 20:34     ` Matteo Croce
2021-03-15 20:02 ` [PATCH -next 3/5] block: refactor sysfs code Matteo Croce
2021-03-15 20:02 ` [PATCH -next 4/5] block: export diskseq in sysfs Matteo Croce
2021-03-15 20:02 ` [PATCH -next 5/5] loop: increment sequence number Matteo Croce

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