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[Qemu-block] [PATCH V5 0/2] block/iscsi: allow caching of the allocation

From: Peter Lieven
Subject: [Qemu-block] [PATCH V5 0/2] block/iscsi: allow caching of the allocation map
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:52:18 +0200

until now the allocation map was used only as a hint if a cluster
is allocated or not. If a block was not allocated (or Qemu had
no info about the allocation status) a get_block_status call was
issued to check the allocation status and possibly avoid
a subsequent read of unallocated sectors. If a block known to be
allocated the get_block_status call was omitted. In the other case
a get_block_status call was issued before every read to avoid
the necessity for a consistent allocation map. To avoid the
potential overhead of calling get_block_status for each and
every read request this took only place for the bigger requests.

This patch enhances this mechanism to cache the allocation
status and avoid calling get_block_status for blocks where
the allocation status has been queried before. This allows
for bypassing the read request even for smaller requests and
additionally omits calling get_block_status for known to be
unallocated blocks.

v4->v5: - fix rounding if clusters are expanded [Paolo]
        - Remove the checking for nb_clusters > 0 as bitmap_set and
          bitmap_clear can both handle nr == 0.
        - fixed comment in iscsi_allocmap_set_unallocated (third -> fifth 
v3->v4: - added comment to iscsi_allocmap_set_unallocated [Paolo]
        - rebased to current master
v2->v3: - fix wording errors [Fam]
        - reinit allocmap only if allocmap is present in
v1->v2: - add more comments [Fam]
        - free allocmap if allocation of allocmap_valid fails [Fam]
        - fix indent and whitespace errors [Fam]
        - account for cache mode changes on reopen 

Peter Lieven (2):
  block/iscsi: fix rounding in iscsi_allocationmap_set
  block/iscsi: allow caching of the allocation map

 block/iscsi.c | 248 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------
 1 file changed, 192 insertions(+), 56 deletions(-)


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