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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/11] block: add rq->resid_len
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On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 08:03 -0700, FUJITA Tomonori wrote:
> On Mon, 11 May 2009 09:18:20 -0500
> James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com> wrote:
>
> > On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 14:49 +0900, FUJITA Tomonori wrote:
> > > On Mon, 11 May 2009 08:48:53 +0900
> > > Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hello, Boaz.
> > > >
> > > > Boaz Harrosh wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi Tejun, I've carefully reviewed these files which I know more
> > > > > about. The drivers/block files I've skipped, since I'm not familiar
> > > > > with this code.
> > > > >
> > > > > Except a small fallout, it looks very good. See some comments plus
> > > > > Ack/review below
> > > >
> > > > Thanks a lot for reviewing it closely. It's really nice to have
> > > > careful extra pair of eyes on the changes. :-)
> > > >
> > > > >> --- a/drivers/message/fusion/mptsas.c
> > > > >> +++ b/drivers/message/fusion/mptsas.c
> > > > >> @@ -1357,8 +1357,7 @@ static int mptsas_smp_handler(struct Scsi_Host *shost, struct sas_rphy *rphy,
> > > > >> smprep = (SmpPassthroughReply_t *)ioc->sas_mgmt.reply;
> > > > >> memcpy(req->sense, smprep, sizeof(*smprep));
> > > > >> req->sense_len = sizeof(*smprep);
> > > > >> - req->data_len = 0;
> > > > >> - rsp->data_len -= smprep->ResponseDataLength;
> > > > >> + rsp->resid_len = rsp->data_len - smprep->ResponseDataLength;
> > > > >> } else {
> > > > >> printk(MYIOC_s_ERR_FMT "%s: smp passthru reply failed to be returned\n",
> > > > >> ioc->name, __func__);
> > > > >
> > > > > I think original code was assuming full residual count on the else side
> > > > > (not MPT_IOCTL_STATUS_RF_VALID). So maybe add:
> > > > >
> > > > > + rsp->resid_len = rsp->data_len;
> > > >
> > > > Does resid_len make any sense w/ failed requests? I think we would be
> > > > better off with declaring residual count to be undefined on request
> > > > failure. Is there any place which depends on it?
> > >
> > > IIRC, I wrote the code. I think that this doesn't matter but it's
> > > better not to change the behavior unless Eric ack on this change
> > > (maybe LSI has some management binary that assume this behavior though
> > > it's unlikely).
> >
> > Actually, yes it does, for many possible reasons.
> >
> > The first being if the device is too stupid to report an actual sector
> > location the next best way of determining where the error occurred is
> > from the residual. We don't make use of this in kernel (perhaps we
> > should?) but some of the user space programs for CD/DVD burning do.
>
> This function is for SAS management protocol. Are there many possible
> reasons?

It still indicates how much of the frame was transferred and we have the
information, so why not set it. Not doing so would be different from
other data transfer functions and so violate the principle of least
surprise.

For SAS 1.1 ... the frames are small, so it's not that relevant. For
SAS 2.0 the SMP functions become multi-frame, so I could see this
becoming relevant for some of the zone SMP commands.

James




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