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Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH 0/2] block: add blk_lookup() for getting device

From: Kevin Wolf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH 0/2] block: add blk_lookup() for getting device by node_name
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:47:20 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

Am 28.01.2019 um 15:27 hat Anton Kuchin geschrieben:
> Some HMP and QMP commands are targeting BlockBackend but
> for hotplugged devices name of BB is deprecated, instead
> name of root BlockDriverState is set. These patches add
> functions to search BB by attached root BDS name.
> This approach isn't perfect, but I couldn't invent a better
> one and I belive it's more convinient than accessing BB
> by QOM path.

There could be more than one BlockBackend attached to a single node, so
this approach is simply wrong.

I think the qdev ID is actually not only a pretty convenient way, but in
fact the only logical way to address a guest device (and BlockBackends
that can be accessed by the monitor are essentially a part of the guest

Does your series allow to perform any operation that isn't possible
currently? If so, it's probably this operation that needs to be fixed to
either accept node names (if it's a backend operation) or a device ID
(if it's a frontend operation).


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