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Subject[PATCH] scsi: sd: Contribute to randomness when running rotational device
Currently a scsi device won't contribute to kernel randomness when it
uses blk-mq. Since we commonly use scsi on rotational device with
blk-mq, it make sense to keep contributing to kernel randomness in these
cases. This is especially important for virtual machines.

commit b5b6e8c8d3b4 ("scsi: virtio_scsi: fix IO hang caused by automatic
irq vector affinity") made all virtio-scsi device to use blk-mq, which
does not contribute to randomness today. So for a virtual machine only
having virtio-scsi disk (which is common), it will simple stop getting
randomness from its disks in today's implementation.

With this patch, if the above VM has rotational virtio-scsi device, then
it can still benefit from the entropy generated from the disk.

Reported-by: Xuewei Zhang <>
Signed-off-by: Xuewei Zhang <>
drivers/scsi/sd.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/scsi/sd.c b/drivers/scsi/sd.c
index b79b366a94f7..5e4f10d28065 100644
--- a/drivers/scsi/sd.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/sd.c
@@ -2959,6 +2959,9 @@ static void sd_read_block_characteristics(struct scsi_disk *sdkp)
if (rot == 1) {
blk_queue_flag_set(QUEUE_FLAG_NONROT, q);
blk_queue_flag_clear(QUEUE_FLAG_ADD_RANDOM, q);
+ } else {
+ blk_queue_flag_clear(QUEUE_FLAG_NONROT, q);
+ blk_queue_flag_set(QUEUE_FLAG_ADD_RANDOM, q);

if (sdkp->device->type == TYPE_ZBC) {
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