"nvme list" prints "Failed to open" hostnqn and hostid sysfs files

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3


"nvme list" prints an error message before listing the NVMe drives:
# nvme list
Failed to open /sys/class/nvme-subsystem/nvme-subsys0/nvme0/hostnqn: No such file or directory
Failed to open /sys/class/nvme-subsystem/nvme-subsys0/nvme0/hostid: No such file or directory
Failed to open /sys/class/nvme-subsystem/nvme-subsys1/nvme1/hostnqn: No such file or directory
Failed to open /sys/class/nvme-subsystem/nvme-subsys1/nvme1/hostid: No such file or directory


The SLES15 SP3 nvme-cli update released July 2022 includes the patch.

For SLES15 SP4 the error is scheduled to be fixed in a future maintenance update.
Customers affected by this issue can alternatively contact SUSE Technical Support to request a PTF (temporary fix).


The error is cosmetic (non critical) without any impact on the command's functionality.
The error messages can be ignored.


Reported to Engineering


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  • Document ID:000020676
  • Creation Date: 26-Jul-2022
  • Modified Date:26-Jul-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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