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SubjectRe: [ 38/48] SCSI & usb-storage: add try_rc_10_first flag
On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 05:40:45PM -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Jul 2012, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>
> > I think the necessary algorithm is simpler than that:
> >
> > Send RC10 (unless the device supports PI, in which case it's probably
> > enterprisey and well-tested)
> > Send RC16
> > If RC10 capacity agrees with RC16 capacity, use extra RC16 data.
> > (for values of "agrees with" that include the "-1 to use RC16" indicator)
> >
> > Sure, it's one extra command, but really, who cares?
>
> Well, some USB devices might care. Right now we don't send RC16 to
> them at all because they get RC10 first and it indicates a capacity
> below 2 TB.

Mmm. I think I forgot a step:

Send RC10 (unless the device supports PI, in which case it's probably
enterprisey and well-tested)
If the device indicates a level < SPC_2, stop here
Send RC16
If RC10 capacity agrees with RC16 capacity, use extra RC16 data.
(for values of "agrees with" that include the "-1 to use RC16" indicator)

> In the end, usb-storage may be forced to use the NO_READ_CAPACITY_16
> flag with all devices except those we can positively identify as a
> USB-(S)ATA bridge.

Is that really an improvement over nobbling the IDENTIFY results to
force SCSI_2?

--
Matthew Wilcox Intel Open Source Technology Centre
"Bill, look, we understand that you're interested in selling us this
operating system, but compare it to ours. We can't possibly take such
a retrograde step."


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