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Subject[PATCH v4 0/3] Improve readbility of NVME "wwid" attribute (target side)
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Hi Christoph,

I'm reposting the target-side of my patch rebased against 4.13-rc
as requested.

NOTE: an error has occurred while merging the previous version of my patch.
This is fixed by patch 1/3 in the series - that's an important fix for 4.13,
please push forward. 2/3 and 3/3 move the "copy_and_pad" functionality to a generic
helper, as requested. I've split this off in case the generic function meets
criticism elsewhere.

Original cover letter:

With the current implementation, the default "fallback" WWID generation
code (if no nguid, euid etc. are defined) for Linux NVME host and target
results in the following WWID format:

nvme.0000-3163653363666438366239656630386200-4c696e75780000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000-00000002

This is not only hard to read, it poses real problems e.g. for multipath
(dm WWIDs are limited to 128 characters).

With this patch series, the WWID on a Linux host connected to a Linux target
looks like this:

nvme.0000-65613435333665653738613464363961-4c696e7578-00000001

Changes wrt v1:
* 1/3: new, moved helper to include/linux/string.h (Christoph Hellwig)
(you suggested kernel.h, but I think this matches string.h better)
* Dropped the last patch from the v1 series that would have changed valid WWIDs for
HW NVME controllers.

Changes wrt v2:
* 3/3: Make sure no underflow occurs (Joe Perches)

Changes wrt v3:
* Rebased on 4.13-rc3.
* Dropped client-side patch which was merged in nvme-4.13 already.
* Split off bug fix (patch 1/3).

Martin Wilck (3):
nvmet_execute_identify_ctrl: don't overwrite with 0-bytes
string.h: add memcpy_and_pad()
nvmet_execute_identify_ctrl: use memcpy_and_pad()

drivers/nvme/target/admin-cmd.c | 20 +++-----------------
include/linux/string.h | 30 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 33 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)

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