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SubjectRE: [PATCH 7/8] drivers: scsi: storvsc: Set srb_flags in all cases
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christoph Hellwig [mailto:hch@infradead.org]
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:19 AM
> To: KY Srinivasan
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; devel@linuxdriverproject.org;
> ohering@suse.com; jbottomley@parallels.com; jasowang@redhat.com;
> apw@canonical.com; linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org; stable@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 7/8] drivers: scsi: storvsc: Set srb_flags in all cases
>
> > default:
> > vm_srb->data_in = UNKNOWN_TYPE;
> > - vm_srb->win8_extension.srb_flags = 0;
> > + vm_srb->win8_extension.srb_flags |=
> (SRB_FLAGS_DATA_IN |
> > + SRB_FLAGS_DATA_OUT);
>
> This would usually be a command that doesn't transfer data (e.g.
> TEST_UNIT_READY or SYNCHRONIZE_CACHE), do you really want to set the in
> and out flags here?

On the host, before they forward the command to the native driver stack, I am told they validate that the flags be correctly set because of some bugs in the Emulex driver.

K. Y


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