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Re: [PATCH for-6.0 v2 7/8] hw/block/nvme: fix handling of private namesp

From: Minwoo Im
Subject: Re: [PATCH for-6.0 v2 7/8] hw/block/nvme: fix handling of private namespaces
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2021 15:23:33 +0900
User-agent: Mutt/1.11.4 (2019-03-13)

On 21-04-05 19:54:51, Klaus Jensen wrote:
> From: Klaus Jensen <k.jensen@samsung.com>
> Prior to this patch, if a private nvme-ns device (that is, a namespace
> that is not linked to a subsystem) is wired up to an nvme-subsys linked
> nvme controller device, the device fails to verify that the namespace id
> is unique within the subsystem. NVM Express v1.4b, Section 6.1.6 ("NSID
> and Namespace Usage") states that because the device supports Namespace
> Management, "NSIDs *shall* be unique within the NVM subsystem".
> Additionally, prior to this patch, private namespaces are not known to
> the subsystem and the namespace is considered exclusive to the
> controller with which it is initially wired up to. However, this is not
> the definition of a private namespace; per Section 1.6.33 ("private
> namespace"), a private namespace is just a namespace that does not
> support multipath I/O or namespace sharing, which means "that it is only
> able to be attached to one controller at a time".
> Fix this by always allocating namespaces in the subsystem (if one is
> linked to the controller), regardsless of the shared/private status of
> the namespace. Whether or not the namespace is shareable is controlled
> by a new `shared` nvme-ns parameter.
> Finally, this fix allows the nvme-ns `subsys` parameter to be removed,
> since the `shared` parameter now serves the purpose of attaching the
> namespace to all controllers in the subsystem upon device realization.
> It is invalid to have an nvme-ns namespace device with a linked
> subsystem without the parent nvme controller device also being linked to
> one and since the nvme-ns devices will unconditionally be "attached" (in
> QEMU terms that is) to an nvme controller device through an NvmeBus, the
> nvme-ns namespace device can always get a reference to the subsystem of
> the controller it is explicitly (using 'bus=' parametr) or implicitly
> attaching to.
> Fixes: e570768566b3 ("hw/block/nvme: support for shared namespace in 
> subsystem")
> Cc: Minwoo Im <minwoo.im.dev@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Klaus Jensen <k.jensen@samsung.com>
> Reviewed-by: Gollu Appalanaidu <anaidu.gollu@samsung.com>

Reviewed-by: Minwoo Im <minwoo.im.dev@gmail.com>

Thanks for the fix.

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