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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/11] block: add rq->resid_len
On 05/11/2009 02:48 AM, Tejun Heo wrote:
>
> 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?
>
> That said, the value is eventually exported to userland, so it might
> be better to not change it. Eh... I don't know.
>

When possible, residual should be exact because the residual amount is not bounced
and might even be zeroed-out for security, as the meaning of residual is that these bytes
are garbage.

>>> diff --git a/drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_expander.c b/drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_expander.c
>>> index 3da02e4..6605ec9 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_expander.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/scsi/libsas/sas_expander.c
>>> @@ -1936,12 +1936,8 @@ int sas_smp_handler(struct Scsi_Host *shost, struct sas_rphy *rphy,
>>> bio_data(rsp->bio), rsp->data_len);
>>> if (ret > 0) {
>>> /* positive number is the untransferred residual */
>>> - rsp->data_len = ret;
>>> - req->data_len = 0;
>>> + rsp->resid_len = ret;
>>> ret = 0;
>>> - } else if (ret == 0) {
>>> - rsp->data_len = 0;
>>> - req->data_len = 0;
>>> }
>>>
>>> return ret;
>> This is actually a bug fix, as well as a strait conversion
>
> Can you elaborate a bit about the bug fix part?
>

Nothing big really, just that before (according to the comment), the theoretical
negative case would be full-residual. and now it is zero (untouched).

I know that in iscsi a negative residual is possible which means over-flow. That is:
the target had more data to give then the buffer had space for. (which is not an error at all)

>>> @@ -549,7 +549,7 @@ static struct scsi_cmnd *scsi_end_request(struct scsi_cmnd *cmd, int error,
>>> int leftover = (req->hard_nr_sectors << 9);
>>>
>>> if (blk_pc_request(req))
>>> - leftover = req->data_len;
>>> + leftover = req->resid_len;
>> This is the fallout:
>>
>> The above is just a case of:
>>
>> - int leftover = (req->hard_nr_sectors << 9);
>> -
>> - if (blk_pc_request(req))
>> - leftover = req->data_len;
>> + int leftover = blk_rq_bytes();
>>
>> Which you separated into to stages, much later right?
>
> Aieee.. yeah, that's one stupid misconversion. That function should
> just use blk_end_request_all(). Will fix. Thanks for spotting it.
>

Yes, there is a couple of other places that have that with the meaning of
blk_end_request_all() (Have I commented on one?). Are you doing this conversion
in these patchset? or this is for a second pass?

>
> Thanks a lot.
>

Thanks
Boaz


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