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[Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3 0/3] scsi-generic and BLKSECTGET

From: Eric Farman
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v3 0/3] scsi-generic and BLKSECTGET
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:25:24 +0100

In the Linux kernel, I see two (three) places where the BLKSECTGET ioctl is

(1) block/(compat_)ioctl.c -- (compat_)blkdev_ioctl
(2) drivers/scsi/sg.c -- sg_ioctl

The former has been around forever[1], and returns a short value measured in
sectors.  A sector is generally assumed to be 512 bytes.

The latter has been around for slightly less than forever[2], and returns an
int that measures the value in bytes.  A change to return the block count
was brought up a few years ago[3] and nacked.

As a convenient example, if I use the blockdev tool to drive the ioctl to a
SCSI disk and its scsi-generic equivalent, I get different results:

  # lsscsi -g
  [0:0:8:1077166114]disk    IBM      2107900          .217  /dev/sda /dev/sg0
  # blockdev --getmaxsect /dev/sda
  # blockdev --getmaxsect /dev/sg0

Now, the value for /dev/sda looks "correct" to me.

  # cd /sys/devices/css0/0.0.0125/0.0.1f69/host0/rport-0\:0-8/
  # cd target0\:0\:8/0\:0\:8\:1077166114/
  # cat block/sda/queue/max_sectors_kb
  # cat block/sda/queue/hw_sector_size

And the math checks out:

  max_sectors_kb * 1024 / hw_sector_size == getmaxsect
  1280 * 1024 / 512 = 2560

For /dev/sg0, it appears the answer is coming from the sg_ioctl result
which is already multiplied by the block size, and then looking at only the
upper half (short) of the returned big-endian fullword:

  (1280 * 1024 / 512) * 512 = 1310720 = x00140000 => x0014 = 20

The reason for all this?  Well, QEMU recently added a BLKSECTGET ioctl
call[4] which we see during guest boot.  This code presumes the value is in
blocks/sectors, and converts it to bytes[5].  Not that this matters, because
the short/int discrepancy gives us "zero" on s390x.

Also, that code doesn't execute for scsi-generic devices, so the conversion
to bytes is correct, but I'd like to extend this code to interrogate
scsi-generic devices as well.  This is important because libvirt converts
a specified virtio-scsi device to its /dev/sgX address for the QEMU

  - Move byte/sector conversions to patch 2 [Fam Zheng]
  - Rename "max_sectors" when holding a byte value [Fam Zheng]
  - Patch 3, make hdev_get_max_transfer_length return bytes [Fam Zheng]

[1] The initial kernel git commit
[2] kernel commit 44ec95425c1d9dce6e4638c29e4362cfb44814e7
[3] https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/6/27/78
[4] qemu commit 6f6071745bd0366221f5a0160ed7d18d0e38b9f7
[5] qemu commit 5def6b80e1eca696c1fc6099e7f4d36729686402 

Eric Farman (3):
  hw/scsi: Fix debug message of cdb structure in scsi-generic
  block: Fix target variable of BLKSECTGET ioctl
  block: get max_transfer limit for char (scsi-generic) devices

 block/file-posix.c     | 19 +++++++++++--------
 hw/scsi/scsi-generic.c |  5 +++--
 include/block/block.h  |  1 +
 3 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)


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