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From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
To: "Martin K. Petersen" <>
Cc: Douglas Gilbert <>,
	Khalid Aziz <>,
	"James E.J. Bottomley" <>,
	Christoph Hellwig <>, Nix <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 3/3] scsi: Set allocation length to 255 for ATA Information VPD page
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2022 13:52:47 +0000 (GMT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>


> >  So I do have all the reasons to conclude this value has indeed been 
> > arbitrarily chosen, don't I?
> The SAT spec defines the contents of the first part of the page. The
> trailing 512 bytes are defined in the ATA spec.

 I think that would best be reflected in code somehow as lone `64' doesn't 
say anything really.

> > If you insist that the value of 64 stay, then please come up with a
> > suitable macro name to define along with SCSI_VPD_PG_LEN that reflects
> > the meaning of 64 in this context and I'll be happy to update 3/3
> > accordingly, but please explain why the value of 64 is any better than
> > 255 here and the inconsistency with the buffer size justified.
> Can please you try the following patch?

 I have tried it and it's neutral, that is with 1/3 applied the HBA still 
works and with 1/3 removed it still breaks (2/3 and 3/3 obviously don't 
build anymore).  Unsurprisingly, as it's the call to `scsi_get_vpd_page' 
rather than `scsi_get_vpd_buf' that causes an issue here.

 I think the latter function isn't called in my setup, and it's not clear 
to me anymore after so long why I didn't poke at it.  It looks to me like 
the `retry_pg' code there can be gone now with your update in place as it 
duplicates buffer sizing, and with that included it'll be a nice clean-up.

 NB you'll need to adjust drivers/scsi/mpt3sas/mpt3sas_scsih.c accordingly 
if we are to move forward with this change, as it's another user of the 

 Given what has been said in the discussion so far would you consider 2/3
and 3/3 unnecessary?  In the course of verifying your change I have looked 
through our code again and found that inline magic numbers are there in 
several though not all places where `scsi_get_vpd_page' gets called, so I 
think it would make sense to get rid of them all at once with a single 
self-contained change.

 Thank you for your input and the extra fix.


  reply	other threads:[~2022-01-04 13:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-02 23:23 [PATCH v3 0/3] Bring the BusLogic host bus adapter driver up to Y2021 Maciej W. Rozycki
2022-01-02 23:23 ` [PATCH v3 1/3] scsi: Provide for avoiding trailing allocation length with VPD inquiries Maciej W. Rozycki
2022-01-03  8:23   ` Christoph Hellwig
2022-01-04 16:39     ` Khalid Aziz and Shuah Khan
2022-01-04 17:20     ` Maciej W. Rozycki
2022-01-02 23:23 ` [PATCH v3 2/3] scsi: Avoid using reserved length byte " Maciej W. Rozycki
2022-01-02 23:23 ` [PATCH v3 3/3] scsi: Set allocation length to 255 for ATA Information VPD page Maciej W. Rozycki
2022-01-03  4:09   ` Douglas Gilbert
2022-01-03 21:06     ` Maciej W. Rozycki
2022-01-03 21:28       ` Martin K. Petersen
2022-01-04 13:52         ` Maciej W. Rozycki [this message]
2022-01-04 17:57           ` Martin K. Petersen
2022-01-06  4:13             ` Martin K. Petersen
2022-01-06  5:21               ` Damien Le Moal
2022-01-07 14:07                 ` Martin K. Petersen
2022-01-07 10:36               ` Maciej W. Rozycki
2022-01-07 14:03                 ` Martin K. Petersen
2022-01-10 12:00                   ` Maciej W. Rozycki
2022-01-10 15:48                     ` Martin K. Petersen
2022-01-03 21:37     ` Martin K. Petersen

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