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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] virtio-scsi: fix parsing of hotplug/hot-unplug LUN number
Il 26/07/2012 11:41, James Bottomley ha scritto:
> On Thu, 2012-07-26 at 11:27 +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>> Il 26/07/2012 11:21, James Bottomley ha scritto:
>>>>> Because scsilun_to_int does not do the AND, so it would have exactly the
>>>>> same bug I'm fixing.
>>> It's not a bug ... it's the encoding. All the other devices use this
>>> too. Ideally we should have switched to 64 bit lun numbers for the
>>> encoding to be exact, but nothing so far has gone over 32 bits. If we
>>> don't encode the Address method as part of the lun number, we don't get
>>> the reverse transform right and the addressing often fails.
>>
>> But virtio-scsi gets it right even if you use method=0 and method=1
>> interchangeably.
>
> I don't actually understand this statement. LUNS < 256 may be encoded
> either way (they should be encoded with address method=0 but they don't
> have to be) if you address the array with the wrong method, it doesn't
> have to give you your lun.

But virtio-scsi does, LUN "16384" and LUN 0 are the same.

If somebody wanted to add support for >16383 LUNs, we would do it with
the 4-byte encoding that is in SAM, but I don't see that happening.

> It's nothing to do with buggy hardware ...

Hardware that knows about format=1 LUNs, and yet treats LUN 0
differently depending on the encoding sounds buggy.

Of course some hardware may not know anything about format=1, so it is
wrong to pass format=1 unconditionally, but virtio-scsi does.

Paolo


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