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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v6 0/5] Geometry and blocksize detection for bac
Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v6 0/5] Geometry and blocksize detection for backing devices.
Thu, 5 Feb 2015 14:48:51 +0000
On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 03:34:56PM +0100, Ekaterina Tumanova wrote:
> Updates v5 -> v6:
> Minor Updates according the last review from Stefan Hajnoczi:
> 1. Do not change the flow of code, factored out of raw_probe_alignment.
> 2. added #ifdef __linux__ in 2 places of raw-posix.c, mentioned by reviewer.
> 3. adjusted the comment hdev_probe_geometry according suggestment.
> 4. use bdrv_nb_sectors(bs) instead of bs->total_sectors.
> 5. do not discard error blk_probe_blocksizes(). now has rc.
> 6. put the 512-byte default blocksize value in blkconf_blocksizes.
> 7. drop the default parameter from the DEFINE_PROP_BLOCKSIZE() macro.
> Patchset Description (didn't change):
> Proper geometry and blocksize information is vital for support of
> DASD/ECKD drives in Linux guests. Otherwise things will fail in
> certain cases.
> The existing geometry and blocksize qemu defaults have no sense
> for DASD drives (hd_geometry_guess detection and 512 for sizes).
> Setting this information manually in XML file is far from user-friendly,
> as the admin has to manually look up the properties of the
> host disks and then modify the guest definition accordingly.
> Since Linux uses DASDs as normal block devices, we actually
> want to use virtio-blk to pass those to KVM guests.
> In order to avoid any change in behavior of other drives, the DASD
> special casing was advised. We call ioctl BIODASDINFO2 on the block
> device, which will only succeed if the device is really a DASD.
> In order to retrieve the underlying device geometry and blocksizes
> a new block-backend functions and underlying driver functions were
> introduced (blk_probe_blocksizes anf blk_probe_geometry wrappers
> and corresponding bdrv_xxxxxx functions).
> As for now only "host_device" driver received new detection methods.
> For "raw" we call childs method as usual. In future one may update
> other drivers to add some other detection heuristics.
> If the host_device appears to be a DASD, the driver functions
> (hdev_probe_blocksizes and hdev_probe_geometry) will call certain
> ioctls in order to detect geometry and blocksizes of the underlying device.
> if probing failed bdrv_probe_blocksizes caller will set defaults,
> and bdrv_probe_geometry will fail to allow fallback to old detection logic.
> The front-end (BlockConf API) was updated:
> 1. a new blkconf_blocksizes function was added. It doesn't
> change user-defined blocksize values. If properties are unset, it will
> set values, returned by blk_probe_backend. In order to allow this logic,
> blocksize properties were initialized with 0. (driver will return 512 if
> backing device probing didn't succeed or if driver method is not defined).
> 2. hd_geometry guess was changed to firstly try to retrieve values via
> blk_probe_geometry and if it fails, fallback to the old logic.
> Ekaterina Tumanova (5):
> block: add bdrv functions for geometry and blocksize
> raw-posix: Factor block size detection out of raw_probe_alignment()
> block: Add driver methods to probe blocksizes and geometry
> block-backend: Add wrappers for blocksizes and geometry probing
> BlockConf: Call backend functions to detect geometry and blocksizes
> block.c | 36 ++++++++++
> block/block-backend.c | 10 +++
> block/raw-posix.c | 154
> block/raw_bsd.c | 12 ++++
> hw/block/block.c | 20 ++++++
> hw/block/hd-geometry.c | 10 ++-
> hw/block/nvme.c | 1 +
> hw/block/virtio-blk.c | 1 +
> hw/core/qdev-properties.c | 3 +-
> hw/ide/qdev.c | 1 +
> hw/scsi/scsi-disk.c | 1 +
> hw/usb/dev-storage.c | 1 +
> include/block/block.h | 13 ++++
> include/block/block_int.h | 15 ++++
> include/hw/block/block.h | 5 +-
> include/hw/qdev-properties.h | 4 +-
> include/sysemu/block-backend.h | 2 +
> 17 files changed, 267 insertions(+), 22 deletions(-)
Reviewed-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <address@hidden>
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