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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] nvme: Don't add namespaces for locked drives
On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 11:21:09AM -0700, Jethro Beekman wrote:
> On 20-06-16 08:26, Keith Busch wrote:
> Would this just be a matter of setting req->retries and checking for it in
> nvme_req_needs_retry? How does one keep track of the number of tries so far?

I just sent a patch out earlier today to use req->retries to track the
retry count, and nvme module parameter to set the max retries. I think
that would fix the long delays you're seeing, assuming the patch is okay.

> You're right, I assumed that admin commands can't have namespace ids, but
> looking at the spec, that's not the case. Turns out there's a problem with the
> driver then: nvme_ioctl never includes the ns for NVME_IOCTL_ADMIN_CMD.

The NVME_IOCTL_ADMIN_CMD already takes any namespace identifier the user
put in that field.

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