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Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH] xen-block: scale sector based quantities correc

From: Anthony PERARD
Subject: Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH] xen-block: scale sector based quantities correctly
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:00:01 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.11.3 (2019-02-01)

On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 04:26:32PM +0000, Paul Durrant wrote:
> The mail thread at [1] clarifies that the Xen blkif protocol requires that
> sector based quantities should be interpreted strictly as multiples of
> 512 bytes. This patch modifies the xen-block code accordingly.
> [1] https://lists.xenproject.org/archives/html/xen-devel/2019-03/msg01600.html

So, that patch [1] only makes one change: how to interpret the "sectors"
node. It doesn't change the unit of a sector in blkif_request and

For a request, there is a comment in blkif.h:
    NB. first_sect and last_sect in blkif_request_segment, as well as
    sector_number in blkif_request, are always expressed in 512-byte units.

I think most of this QEMU patch is to comply with that comment and would
be a bug fix, but the single line change in hw/block/xen-block.c is

> diff --git a/hw/block/xen-block.c b/hw/block/xen-block.c
> index a848849f48..57e9da7e1c 100644
> --- a/hw/block/xen-block.c
> +++ b/hw/block/xen-block.c
> @@ -149,7 +149,7 @@ static void xen_block_set_size(XenBlockDevice *blockdev)
>      const char *type = object_get_typename(OBJECT(blockdev));
>      XenBlockVdev *vdev = &blockdev->props.vdev;
>      BlockConf *conf = &blockdev->props.conf;
> -    int64_t sectors = blk_getlength(conf->blk) / conf->logical_block_size;
> +    int64_t sectors = blk_getlength(conf->blk) / XEN_BLKIF_SECTOR_SIZE;

That the only thing that the thread [1] is changing.

>      XenDevice *xendev = XEN_DEVICE(blockdev);
>      trace_xen_block_size(type, vdev->disk, vdev->partition, sectors);


Anthony PERARD

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