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SubjectRe: Re: [PATCH] block: IBM RamSan 70/80 device driver.
Hi,

> > From: Joshua H Morris <josh.h.morris@us.ibm.com>
> > Philip J Kelleher <pjk1939@us.ibm.com>
> >
> > This patch includes the device driver for the IBM RamSan family
> > of PCI SSD flash storage cards. This driver will inlcude support for the
> > RamSan 70 and 80. The driver presents a block device for device I/O.
>
> Hi,
>
> Your driver does not handle REQ_FLUSH. Does that mean that the
> supported cards do not have a volatile write-back cache?
>

We do not have a volatile write-back cache.

> > + blk_size = rsxx_get_logical_block_size(card);
> > +
> > + blk_queue_make_request(card->queue, rsxx_make_request);
> > + blk_queue_bounce_limit(card->queue, BLK_BOUNCE_ANY);
> > + blk_queue_dma_alignment(card->queue, blk_size - 1);
> > + blk_queue_max_hw_sectors(card->queue, blkdev_max_hw_sectors);
> > + blk_queue_logical_block_size(card->queue, blk_size);
> > + blk_queue_physical_block_size(card->queue, RSXX_HW_BLK_SIZE);
> > + blk_queue_max_discard_sectors(card->queue, RSXX_HW_BLK_SIZE >> 9);
>
> Did you mean to set max_discard_sectors inside the below for loop?
> Either way, do you really only support a single hardware sector discard?
>
> > + queue_flag_set_unlocked(QUEUE_FLAG_NONROT, card->queue);
> > + if (rsxx_discard_supported(card)) {
> > + queue_flag_set_unlocked(QUEUE_FLAG_DISCARD, card->queue);
> > + card->queue->limits.discard_granularity = RSXX_HW_BLK_SIZE;
> > + card->queue->limits.discard_alignment = RSXX_HW_BLK_SIZE;
> > + card->queue->limits.discard_zeroes_data = 1;
> > + }

Yes, we only do discards in 4k chunks. It does look as though the
max_discard_sectors can/should be moved inside the if statement.

Thanks,
Philip



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