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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] [virt] virtio-blk: Use ida to allocate disk index
On Wed,  1 Jun 2011 03:24:29 -0400, Mark Wu <> wrote:
> Current index allocation in virtio-blk is based on a monotonically
> increasing variable "index". It could cause some confusion about disk
> name in the case of hot-plugging disks. And it's impossible to find the
> lowest available index by just maintaining a simple index. So it's
> changed to use ida to allocate index via referring to the index
> allocation in scsi disk.
> Signed-off-by: Mark Wu <>

Hi Mark,

I don't believe that we do disk probes in parallel, so the spinlock
is unnecessary. Otherwise, this looks good.


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