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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] virtio-scsi: fix parsing of hotplug/hot-unplug LUN number
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On Thu, 2012-07-26 at 12:43 +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> Il 26/07/2012 12:33, James Bottomley ha scritto:
> >> > Has it already been considered to modify scsilun_to_int() such that LUN
> >> > numbers start at zero even for addressing method 1 ? This is what e.g.
> >> > the function scst_unpack_lun() already does. See also
> >> > http://scst.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/scst/trunk/scst/src/scst_lib.c?revision=HEAD&view=markup.
> > Yes, as I said before, the problem is that the actual numbers are
> >
> > 1. not 1:1: there are several possible encodings of luns 0-255
> > 2. hierarchical, so once you go beyond a single level you can't properly
> > use a numeric representation either.
> >
> > the mid layer just uses the lun number as an encoding of the actual SAM
> > lun. The key for us is that int_to_scsilun has to go back the other
> > way.
>
> I still disagree, but I will modify QEMU so that this patch is not
> necessary. Later I can switch to int_to_scsilun.

Thanks, on the principle of least surprise, you definitely don't want
the lun numbering to change depending on whether you directly attach to
the array or pass it through virtio-scsi.

James




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