[PATCH 8/9] nvme: track shared namespaces

Johannes Thumshirn jthumshirn at suse.de
Wed Sep 20 22:22:17 PDT 2017

On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 04:54:36PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 10:36:43AM +0200, Johannes Thumshirn wrote:
> > Being one of the persons who has to backport a lot of NVMe code to older
> > kernels I'm not a huge fan of renaming nmve_ns.
> The churn is main main worry.  Well and that I don't have a reall good
> name for what currently is nvme_ns either :)
> > That said, I don't have a better name for nvme_ns_head (yet) but I'll try to
> > think of one as well. OTOH looking at nvme_ns_head it actaully is the list
> > head of the nvme_ns list.
> But head also has connotations in the SAN world.  Maybe nvme_ns_chain?

I know that's why I didn't really like it all too much in the first place as
well. For nvme_ns_chain, it's not a chain really (the list itself is a chain,
the structure really is the list head...), but I suck at naming things so.

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