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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 1/3] Add specialized block driver scsi generic A
Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 1/3] Add specialized block driver scsi generic API
Sun, 15 Mar 2009 15:54:26 +0200
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Christoph Hellwig wrote:
Hower the way the new
API is designed somewhat gets in the way of my patch series to support
Gerd's native preadv/pwritev.
Can you point out specific issues?
One thing I wonder is why we go through the block layer at all for SG.
It is actually backed by a char device that doesn't have semantics like
a block device at all, given that it can't be seekend and is accessed
at byte granularity. We could just go directly to the native Linus
syscalls from scsi-generic.c (or a scsi-generic-linux.c if we want
some level of abstraction). I'll cook up a patch trying that once I'm
Using the block layer has the advantage of common setup, statistics, and
management. I agree that the actual data movement is horribly out of
sync with the other format drivers.
Come to think of it, I don't see how statistics can work, so maybe it is
a good idea to separate the two paths completely.
error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function
[Qemu-devel] [PATCH 3/3] Drop internal bdrv_pread()/bdrv_pwrite() APIs, Avi Kivity, 2009/03/12
[Qemu-devel] [PATCH 2/3] Add internal scsi generic block API, Avi Kivity, 2009/03/12
[Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 0/3] Remove ->bdrv_pread() internal block layer API (v2), Anthony Liguori, 2009/03/12