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authorTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>2011-11-10 09:03:55 +0100
committerJens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>2011-11-10 09:03:55 +0100
commitd0985394e7fee6b25a7cc8335d45bc1c1a8ab2d3 (patch)
tree44f19c0500580fd0c3ea39f355c9636bec59d677
parent1ea6b8f48918282bdca0b32a34095504ee65bab5 (diff)
downloadkernel-d0985394e7fee6b25a7cc8335d45bc1c1a8ab2d3.tar.gz
block: Revert "[SCSI] genhd: add a new attribute "alias" in gendisk"
This reverts commit a72c5e5eb738033938ab30d6a634b74d1d060f10. The commit introduced alias for block devices which is intended to be used during logging although actual usage hasn't been committed yet. This approach adds very limited benefit (raw log might be easier to follow) which can be trivially implemented in userland but has a lot of problems. It is much worse than netif renames because it doesn't rename the actual device but just adds conveninence name which isn't used universally or enforced. Everything internal including device lookup and sysfs still uses the internal name and nothing prevents two devices from using conflicting alias - ie. sda can have sdb as its alias. This has been nacked by people working on device driver core, block layer and kernel-userland interface and shouldn't have been upstreamed. Revert it. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1155104 http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.scsi/68632 http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.scsi/69776 Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de> Acked-by: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org> Cc: "James E.J. Bottomley" <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com> Cc: Nao Nishijima <nao.nishijima.xt@hitachi.com> Cc: Alan Cox <alan@linux.intel.com> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
-rw-r--r--Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-block13
-rw-r--r--block/genhd.c71
-rw-r--r--include/linux/genhd.h4
3 files changed, 0 insertions, 88 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-block b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-block
index 2b5d56127fce..c1eb41cb9876 100644
--- a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-block
+++ b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-block
@@ -206,16 +206,3 @@ Description:
when a discarded area is read the discard_zeroes_data
parameter will be set to one. Otherwise it will be 0 and
the result of reading a discarded area is undefined.
-What: /sys/block/<disk>/alias
-Date: Aug 2011
-Contact: Nao Nishijima <nao.nishijima.xt@hitachi.com>
-Description:
- A raw device name of a disk does not always point a same disk
- each boot-up time. Therefore, users have to use persistent
- device names, which udev creates when the kernel finds a disk,
- instead of raw device name. However, kernel doesn't show those
- persistent names on its messages (e.g. dmesg).
- This file can store an alias of the disk and it would be
- appeared in kernel messages if it is set. A disk can have an
- alias which length is up to 255bytes. Users can use alphabets,
- numbers, "-" and "_" in alias name. This file is writeonce.
diff --git a/block/genhd.c b/block/genhd.c
index 9253839714ff..02e9fca80825 100644
--- a/block/genhd.c
+++ b/block/genhd.c
@@ -19,7 +19,6 @@
#include <linux/mutex.h>
#include <linux/idr.h>
#include <linux/log2.h>
-#include <linux/ctype.h>
#include "blk.h"
@@ -916,74 +915,6 @@ static int __init genhd_device_init(void)
subsys_initcall(genhd_device_init);
-static ssize_t alias_show(struct device *dev,
- struct device_attribute *attr, char *buf)
-{
- struct gendisk *disk = dev_to_disk(dev);
- ssize_t ret = 0;
-
- if (disk->alias)
- ret = snprintf(buf, ALIAS_LEN, "%s\n", disk->alias);
- return ret;
-}
-
-static ssize_t alias_store(struct device *dev, struct device_attribute *attr,
- const char *buf, size_t count)
-{
- struct gendisk *disk = dev_to_disk(dev);
- char *alias;
- char *envp[] = { NULL, NULL };
- unsigned char c;
- int i;
- ssize_t ret = count;
-
- if (!count)
- return -EINVAL;
-
- if (count >= ALIAS_LEN) {
- printk(KERN_ERR "alias: alias is too long\n");
- return -EINVAL;
- }
-
- /* Validation check */
- for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
- c = buf[i];
- if (i == count - 1 && c == '\n')
- break;
- if (!isalnum(c) && c != '_' && c != '-') {
- printk(KERN_ERR "alias: invalid alias\n");
- return -EINVAL;
- }
- }
-
- if (disk->alias) {
- printk(KERN_INFO "alias: %s is already assigned (%s)\n",
- disk->disk_name, disk->alias);
- return -EINVAL;
- }
-
- alias = kasprintf(GFP_KERNEL, "%s", buf);
- if (!alias)
- return -ENOMEM;
-
- if (alias[count - 1] == '\n')
- alias[count - 1] = '\0';
-
- envp[0] = kasprintf(GFP_KERNEL, "ALIAS=%s", alias);
- if (!envp[0]) {
- kfree(alias);
- return -ENOMEM;
- }
-
- disk->alias = alias;
- printk(KERN_INFO "alias: assigned %s to %s\n", alias, disk->disk_name);
-
- kobject_uevent_env(&dev->kobj, KOBJ_ADD, envp);
-
- kfree(envp[0]);
- return ret;
-}
-
static ssize_t disk_range_show(struct device *dev,
struct device_attribute *attr, char *buf)
{
@@ -1043,7 +974,6 @@ static ssize_t disk_discard_alignment_show(struct device *dev,
return sprintf(buf, "%d\n", queue_discard_alignment(disk->queue));
}
-static DEVICE_ATTR(alias, S_IRUGO|S_IWUSR, alias_show, alias_store);
static DEVICE_ATTR(range, S_IRUGO, disk_range_show, NULL);
static DEVICE_ATTR(ext_range, S_IRUGO, disk_ext_range_show, NULL);
static DEVICE_ATTR(removable, S_IRUGO, disk_removable_show, NULL);
@@ -1066,7 +996,6 @@ static struct device_attribute dev_attr_fail_timeout =
#endif
static struct attribute *disk_attrs[] = {
- &dev_attr_alias.attr,
&dev_attr_range.attr,
&dev_attr_ext_range.attr,
&dev_attr_removable.attr,
diff --git a/include/linux/genhd.h b/include/linux/genhd.h
index 9de31bc98c88..6d18f3531f18 100644
--- a/include/linux/genhd.h
+++ b/include/linux/genhd.h
@@ -21,8 +21,6 @@
#define dev_to_part(device) container_of((device), struct hd_struct, __dev)
#define disk_to_dev(disk) (&(disk)->part0.__dev)
#define part_to_dev(part) (&((part)->__dev))
-#define alias_name(disk) ((disk)->alias ? (disk)->alias : \
- (disk)->disk_name)
extern struct device_type part_type;
extern struct kobject *block_depr;
@@ -60,7 +58,6 @@ enum {
#define DISK_MAX_PARTS 256
#define DISK_NAME_LEN 32
-#define ALIAS_LEN 256
#include <linux/major.h>
#include <linux/device.h>
@@ -166,7 +163,6 @@ struct gendisk {
* disks that can't be partitioned. */
char disk_name[DISK_NAME_LEN]; /* name of major driver */
- char *alias; /* alias name of disk */
char *(*devnode)(struct gendisk *gd, mode_t *mode);
unsigned int events; /* supported events */