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[PATCH v6 0/8] Add support for zoned device

From: Sam Li
Subject: [PATCH v6 0/8] Add support for zoned device
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2022 15:57:43 +0800

Zoned Block Devices (ZBDs) devide the LBA space to block regions called zones
that are larger than the LBA size. It can only allow sequential writes, which
reduces write amplification in SSD, leading to higher throughput and increased
capacity. More details about ZBDs can be found at:


The zoned device support aims to let guests (virtual machines) access zoned
storage devices on the host (hypervisor) through a virtio-blk device. This
involves extending QEMU's block layer and virtio-blk emulation code.  In its
current status, the virtio-blk device is not aware of ZBDs but the guest sees
host-managed drives as regular drive that will runs correctly under the most
common write workloads.

This patch series extend the block layer APIs with the minimum set of zoned 
commands that are necessary to support zoned devices. The commands are - Report 
Zones, four zone operations and Zone Append (developing).

It can be tested on a null_blk device using qemu-io or qemu-iotests. For 
example, the command line for zone report using qemu-io is:

$ path/to/qemu-io --image-opts driver=zoned_host_device,filename=/dev/nullb0 -c 
"zrp offset nr_zones"

- drop virtio-blk emulation changes
- address Stefan's review comments
  * fix CONFIG_BLKZONED configs in related functions
  * replace reading fd by g_file_get_contents() in get_sysfs_str_val()
  * rewrite documentation for zoned storage

- add zoned storage emulation to virtio-blk device
- add documentation for zoned storage
- address review comments
  * fix qemu-iotests
  * fix check to block layer
  * modify interfaces of sysfs helper functions
  * rename zoned device structs according to QEMU styles
  * reorder patches

- add virtio-blk headers for zoned device
- add configurations for zoned host device
- add zone operations for raw-format
- address review comments
  * fix memory leak bug in zone_report
  * add checks to block layers
  * fix qemu-iotests format
  * fix sysfs helper functions

- add helper functions to get sysfs attributes
- address review comments
  * fix zone report bugs
  * fix the qemu-io code path
  * use thread pool to avoid blocking ioctl() calls

- add qemu-io sub-commands
- address review comments
  * modify interfaces of APIs

- add block layer APIs resembling Linux ZoneBlockDevice ioctls

Sam Li (8):
  include: add zoned device structs
  file-posix: introduce get_sysfs_long_val for the long sysfs attribute
  file-posix: introduce get_sysfs_str_val for device zoned model
  block: add block layer APIs resembling Linux ZonedBlockDevice ioctls
  raw-format: add zone operations to pass through requests
  config: add check to block layer
  qemu-iotests: test new zone operations
  docs/zoned-storage: add zoned device documentation

 block.c                                |  13 +
 block/block-backend.c                  |  50 +++
 block/coroutines.h                     |   6 +
 block/file-posix.c                     | 423 ++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 block/io.c                             |  41 +++
 block/raw-format.c                     |  14 +
 docs/devel/zoned-storage.rst           |  41 +++
 docs/system/qemu-block-drivers.rst.inc |   6 +
 include/block/block-common.h           |  44 ++-
 include/block/block-io.h               |  13 +
 include/block/block_int-common.h       |  35 +-
 include/block/raw-aio.h                |   6 +-
 meson.build                            |   1 +
 qapi/block-core.json                   |   8 +-
 qemu-io-cmds.c                         | 144 +++++++++
 tests/qemu-iotests/tests/zoned.out     |  53 ++++
 tests/qemu-iotests/tests/zoned.sh      |  86 +++++
 17 files changed, 964 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 docs/devel/zoned-storage.rst
 create mode 100644 tests/qemu-iotests/tests/zoned.out
 create mode 100755 tests/qemu-iotests/tests/zoned.sh


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