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SubjectRe: [RFC Patch] virtio: export model and type in /sys
On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 12:37:38PM -0500, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 10:53:00AM +0800, Amerigo Wang wrote:
> > Our kdump script needs /sys/block/X/device/{vendor, model, type},
> > but virtio devices don't have {model, type}, this patch adds them.
> > Actually, I don't know how to fill the model field, other block devices
> > seem read it from SCSI. Any comments?
> It does not make any sense to fill this at all in virtio. The
> attributes are simply exporting the SCSI INQUIRY data, and do not make
> any sense at all outside a SCSI context.
> In fact the type field even
> contains numbers from the scsi protocol spec that just don't make sense.

ide seems to export these too.

$ cat /sys/class/block/sr0/device/model

and I am pretty sure my dvd isn't scsi ...

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