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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2] usb: gadget: storage: optional SCSI WRITE FUA bit
On 07/14/2010 04:44 PM, ext Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> 2010/7/14 Michał Nazarewicz<>:
>> On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 11:05:31 +0200, Andy Shevchenko
>> <> wrote:
>>> MS Windows mounts removable storage in "Removal optimized mode" by
>>> default. All the writes to the media are synchronous which is achieved
>>> by setting FUA (Force Unit Access) bit in SCSI WRITE(10,12) commands.
>>> This prevents I/O requests aggregation in block layer dramatically
>>> decreasing performance.
>>> diff --git a/drivers/usb/gadget/file_storage.c
>>> b/drivers/usb/gadget/file_storage.c
>>> index b49d86e..45f58d9 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/usb/gadget/file_storage.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/usb/gadget/file_storage.c
>>> @@ -93,6 +93,8 @@
>>> * removable Default false, boolean for removable media
>>> * luns=N Default N = number of filenames, number of
>>> * LUNs to support
>>> + * fua=b[,b...] Default false, booleans for ignore FUA
>>> flag
>>> + * in SCSI WRITE(6,10,12) commands
>> I wonder if it makes sense to make it per-LUN. I would imagine that it's
>> great
>> to ignore FUA if the device has its own power supply in which case after
>> disconnect
>> the data won't be lost. This is a per-device property not really per-LUN.
>> As such
>> I'd make this option global for the gadget.
> Make sense only for removable media with one partition.
> Otherwise. why we have sync option per partition f.e., not per device?
by partition do you mean medium? They are different terms.
A storage medium may have 1 or more logical partitions. It is left upto the
Host/user to decide how he wants to partition the medium.

file_storage driver does not deal with partitions. only mediums.

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