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SubjectRe: [PATCH] virtio_blk: add helper function to support mass of disks naming
  On 03/28/2012 06:58 PM, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 02:54:43PM +0800, Ren Mingxin wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The current virtblk's naming algorithm just supports 26^3
>> disks. If there are mass of virtblks(exceeding 26^3), there
>> will be disks with the same name.
>> According to "sd_format_disk_name()", I add function
>> "virtblk_name_format()" for virtblk to support mass of
>> disks.
>> Signed-off-by: Ren Mingxin<>
> Nod. This is basically what 3e1a7ff8a0a7b948f2684930166954f9e8e776fe
> did. Except, maybe we should move this function into block core
> instead of duplicating it? Where would be a good place to put it?

Yes, this was also what I thought.

How about placing the "sd_format_disk_name()"
as "disk_name_format()" into "block/genhd.c"


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