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SubjectRe: [PATCH] nvme: validate cntlid's only for nvme >= 1.1.0
On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 04:01:45PM +0200, Maximilian Heyne wrote:
> On 6/30/20 3:36 PM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > And actually - 1.0 did not have the concept of a subsystem. So having
> > a duplicate serial number for a 1.0 controller actually is a pretty
> > nasty bug. Can you point me to this broken controller? Do you think
> > the OEM could fix it up to report a proper version number and controller
> > ID?
> >
> I meant that the VF NVMe controllers will all land in the same subsystem from
> the kernel's point of view, because, as you said, there was no idea of different
> subsystems in the 1.0 spec.

Each controller should have landed in its own subsystem in this case
rather than the same subsystem.

> It's an older in-house controller. Seems to set the same serial number for all
> VF's. Should the firmware set unique serials for the VF's instead?

Yes, the driver shouldn't be finding duplicate serial numbers.

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