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From: Christoph Hellwig <>
To: Chaitanya Kulkarni <>
Cc: Keith Busch <>,
	"Nadolski, Edmund" <>,
	"" <>,
	Johannes Thumshirn <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] nvme: remove unused return code from nvme_alloc_ns
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 08:47:52 -0800
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On Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 04:01:11AM +0000, Chaitanya Kulkarni wrote:
> On 11/25/2019 09:07 AM, Keith Busch wrote:
> > It would be informative to just log the error that occurred so we have
> > something indicating why an expected namespace wasn't created. Otherwise,
> > I can't think of anything else the caller should do in response to an
> > error in this path.
> Please do this, shouldn't be ignoring return value completely at first
> place.

Well, what would you do instead?  We call nvme_alloc_ns during the
initial probe and every reset / recan.  If we fail to allocate a
controller for whatever reason we'd much rather still have a working
controller with at least the admin queue and maybe other namespaces
rather than shutting everything down.  So just logging a message
inside nvme_alloc_ns as suggested by Keith sounds like a good idea to

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Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-25 16:06 [PATCH 0/2] A few code cleanups Edmund Nadolski
2019-11-25 16:06 ` [PATCH 1/2] nvme: remove unused return code from nvme_alloc_ns Edmund Nadolski
2019-11-25 16:09   ` Johannes Thumshirn
2019-11-25 16:46     ` Nadolski, Edmund
2019-11-25 17:06       ` Keith Busch
2019-11-26  4:01         ` Chaitanya Kulkarni
2019-11-26 16:47           ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2019-11-25 16:06 ` [PATCH 2/2] nvme: else following return is not needed Edmund Nadolski
2019-11-26 16:48   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-11-26 17:38     ` Keith Busch

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