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SubjectRe: [PATCH-FOR-38] target: Fix READ_CAPACITY_16 regression
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On Fri, 2011-03-11 at 18:40 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2011 17:46:11 -0800 "Nicholas A. Bellinger" <nab@linux-iscsi.org> wrote:
>
> > On Fri, 2011-03-11 at 17:17 -0600, James Bottomley wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2011-03-02 at 15:52 -0800, Nicholas A. Bellinger wrote:
> > > > From: Nicholas Bellinger <nab@linux-iscsi.org>
> > > >
> > > > Hi James,
> > > >
> > > > This patch fixes a regression for READ_CAPACITY to trigger SAI READ_CAPACITY_16 for
> > > > >= 0xffffffff virtual backends. This occured during v4.0.0-rc6 when the backend
> > > > read_capacity* handlers where moved into generic target_core_cdb.c code, and the
> > > > 'unsigned long long blocks_long' piece was dropped from target_emulate_readcapacity().
> > > >
> > > > This fix has been tested with TCM_Loop on .38-rc7 with lio-4.1 and is working as expected
> > > > with large block virtual backends:
> > > >
> > > > [67826.897061] TARGET_CORE[loopback]->TPG[1]_LUN[0] - Adding READ-WRITE access for LUN in Demo Mode
> > > > [67826.897061] scsi 7:0:1:0: Direct-Access LIO-ORG FILEIO 4.0 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
> > > > [67826.900933] sd 7:0:1:0: [sdd] 2621440000001 512-byte logical blocks: (1.34 PB/1.19 PiB)
> > > > [67826.901510] sd 7:0:1:0: [sdd] Write Protect is off
> > > > [67826.901684] sd 7:0:1:0: [sdd] Mode Sense: 2f 00 00 00
> > > >
> > > > Please include into scsi-rc-fixes going to Linus for-38 mainline target code.
> > >
> > > So the piece you didn't say is that this only affects volumes >2TB
> > > volume which misreport the capacity (which is actually what the bug
> > > description should have been).
> > >
> > > That's hardly an oopsworthy fix at this stage ... I'll put it into misc
> > > with a cc stable.
> > >
> >
> > This has already been picked up by AKPM last week, and (I assume) will
> > be queued to Linus for .38-FINAL via -mm.
>
> Not really. I often grab important-looking fixes which cross my
> desk, in case they end up getting mis-scheduled or mislaid.
>
> > Considering that is a critical fix that is not trigger by some obsecure
> > corner case, I am not sure why this would be deferred for for a
> > v2.6.38.x release when we already have a proper fix in place..?
>
> 2.6.38.1 is OK. No sane people will run 2.6.38 anyway ;)

Ok, thanks for the clarification here Andrew. A for .38.1 item it shall
be.

Best Regards,

--nab



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