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SubjectRe: [PATCH 007 of 7] md: Get name for block device in sysfs
On Dec 14, 2007 7:26 AM, NeilBrown <neilb@suse.de> wrote:
>
> Given an fd on a block device, returns a string like
>
> /block/sda/sda1
>
> which can be used to find related information in /sys.
>
> Ideally we should have an ioctl that works on char devices as well,
> but that seems far from trivial, so it seems reasonable to have
> this until the later can be implemented.
>
> Cc: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
> Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
>
> ### Diffstat output
> ./block/ioctl.c | 13 +++++++++++++
> ./include/linux/fs.h | 2 ++
> 2 files changed, 15 insertions(+)
>
> diff .prev/block/ioctl.c ./block/ioctl.c
> --- .prev/block/ioctl.c 2007-12-14 17:18:50.000000000 +1100
> +++ ./block/ioctl.c 2007-12-14 16:15:41.000000000 +1100
> @@ -227,8 +227,21 @@ int blkdev_ioctl(struct inode *inode, st
> struct block_device *bdev = inode->i_bdev;
> struct gendisk *disk = bdev->bd_disk;
> int ret, n;
> + char b[BDEVNAME_SIZE*2 + 10];
>
> switch(cmd) {
> + case BLKGETNAME:
> + strcpy(b, "/block/");

As pointed out to when you came up with the idea, we can't do this. A devpath
is a path to the device and will not necessarily start with "/block" for block
devices. It may start with "/devices" and can be much longer than
BDEVNAME_SIZE*2 + 10.

Please do not apply!

Kay


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