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    Subject[PATCH] Xen block fixes, secure discard, and barrier support for 3.2 (v1)
     [PATCH 1/3] xen/blkback: Support 'feature-barrier' aka old-style

    The BARRIER support is done by:
    1) setting the drain value to one and waiting for the 'complete waitqueue' to be
    complete. We also double-check the kthread status in case the interface is being
    disconnected. Waiting means stalling processing of the queue.
    2) By latching on the refcnt value which is incremented every time a 'struct request'
    is used for a particular interface we can figure out outstanding I/Os.
    The refcnt is decremented when all the bio's that were generated for the
    'struct request' have been processed. When we detect that all outstanding
    'struct request' and their bio's have been completed we notify the
    'complete waitqueue' which halted processing of the ring.
    3) When the 'complete waitqueue' is signaled, it submits a WRITE_FLUSH

    That should take care of emulating the drain behavior properly. When I ran with SLES11
    guests using the ext3/reiserfs using the 'fio tiobench-example;fio fsx' they ran fine.
    Also killing the guest during runtime and then restarting showed no corruption.
    If there are some better tests to check for proper operation of this - please advise.

    [PATCH 2/3] xen/blkback: Fix the inhibition to map pages when

    Obvious bugfix in the 'feature-discard' patchset.

    [PATCH 3/3] xen/blk[front|back]: Enhance discard support with secure

    We also provide the REQ_SECURE support to allow the user to now issue:
    'blkdev_issue_discard(.., secure)' flag.

    [NOTE: My SSD died on my - so I can't test this yet - going through the process
    of RMA-ing it, so please consider the 3/3 patch more as an RFC as it has not been tested].

    Please review.

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