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From: Christoph Hellwig <>
To: Keith Busch <>
Cc: Sagi Grimberg <>,,
	Ingo Brunberg <>,
	"Nadolski, Edmund" <>,, Christoph Hellwig <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] nvme: Namepace identification descriptor list is optional
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2019 18:34:14 +0100
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 01:49:03AM +0900, Keith Busch wrote:
> Customer or OEM requirments are poorly written, like "Must report NVMe
> version 1.3". Nobody bothers to mention that it must also be compliant
> to that version, or even realize they never cared for those features in
> the first place.
> Compliance testing like from UNH should have caught this before shipping
> with such a device, but it's a cheap device, so maybe they skip that step.
> >  I wonder if we actually do users a favour by allowing that..
> I think it's too late now. We did successfully use such namespaces
> before 5.4, even if they're fundamentally broken.
> Johannes also commented *not* to consider these errors when this
> identification was originally implemented, so either he knew vendors
> screwed this up, or had the forethought to know they would.

Yes. I guess your patch is the best thing for now:

Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <>

But I think we might need a new kernel tain flag or something like
it for devices that are so obviously broken in their identifiers.

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Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-02 15:56 Keith Busch
2019-12-02 16:15 ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-12-02 16:22   ` Keith Busch
2019-12-02 16:27     ` Nadolski, Edmund
2019-12-02 16:29       ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-12-02 16:45         ` Nadolski, Edmund
2019-12-02 16:49         ` Keith Busch
2019-12-02 17:34           ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2019-12-02 21:21             ` Keith Busch

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