[Stgt-devel] [PATCH] tgt-admin: support persistent device binding

Eli Dorfman dorfman.eli
Mon Jul 28 14:16:41 CEST 2008

>> maybe use the following format :
>> <target xyz>
>>     <backing-store /dev/sdb>
>>           properties  custom # use properties specified below or
>> default (generate the deadbeaf id) or direct (get real serial number)
>>           serial-number 12345678
>>           vendor myvendor
>>     </backing-store>
>> </target>
>> what do you think?
> Hmm, 'properties custom' looks unnecessary for me. If a device file of
> a disk drive is used as backing-store and none of the properties are
> specified, we can use the physical properties.

we need something like properties to differentiate between disk (read
real props), file (generate unique serial number
disk-sn-partition-filename) and custom (applicable to any case).
we can call this attribute: "type" which can accept 3 values disk,
file or custom (default).

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