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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] libata: Simulate REPORT LUNS for ATAPI devices
Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Darrick J. Wong wrote:
>> The Quantum GoVault SATAPI removable disk device returns ATA_ERR in
>> response to a REPORT LUNS packet. If this happens to an ATAPI device
>> that is attached to a SAS controller (this is the case with sas_ata),
>> the device does not load because SCSI won't touch a "SCSI device"
>> that won't report its LUNs. Since most ATAPI devices don't support
>> multiple LUNs anyway, we might as well fake a response like we do for
>> ATA devices.
>> Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <>
> Seems sane to me, but I would like additional comment/testing/etc.
> before applying...

A SCSI target contains zero or more logical units. As
in this case, those logical units may use a different
transport. In such cases a SCSI target needs to emulate responses
to some SCSI commands (and modify the responses to others).
Here is a list that is probably not comprehensive:
- INQUIRY (peripheral qualifier in standard response)
- INQUIRY, device identification VPD page (0x83)
- obviously for the device name+identifier and port
- may need to concatenate those with the lu's
- INQUIRY, SCSI ports VPD page
- INQUIRY, ATA Information VPD page (for SAT)
- REPORT LUNS [mandatory in SPC-3 hence mandatory in SAT]
- protocol specific port mode page (0x19)
- protocol specific lu mode page (0x18) [could simulate]
- PATA control mode page (0xa,0xf1) (for SAT)
- protocol specific port _log_ page (0x18)

And for SAT you could add the ATA PASS-THROUGH
commands to that list. Those that are really ambitious
could implement well know logical units (wluns) which are
essentially a clean way to talk directly to the target
rather than a logical unit.

About the multi-lun ATAPI devices comment: how would libata
represent multiple S-ATAPI devices connected to a SATA
port multiplier?

Doug Gilbert

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