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Re: [PATCH 17/17] hw/block/nvme: change controller pci id

From: Keith Busch
Subject: Re: [PATCH 17/17] hw/block/nvme: change controller pci id
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2020 08:39:07 -0700

On Mon, Sep 07, 2020 at 01:02:16PM +0200, Klaus Jensen wrote:
> On Sep  7 11:52, Dr. David Alan Gilbert wrote:
> > It may be best to turn it into a constant in include/hw/pci/pci_ids.h if
> > it corresponds to some real Intel device.
> > 
> Yes, but that is just the thing - it does not correspond to an
> officially allocated device; which is why I think we should leave it out
> of pci_ids.h.
> The end goal is to get rid of its use in the code by deprecating the
> use-intel-id parameter in the future. I guess the parameter should just
> be deprecated immediately? Then we can get rid of it in, what, 5.4?

It's not a real device yet, but it likely will not be an nvme device
once a product does release with this identifier. There may be trouble
with driver binding when that happens, so deprecating it here sooner
than later is my preference.

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