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From: Maxim Levitsky <mlevitsk@redhat.com>
To: "Martin K. Petersen" <martin.petersen@oracle.com>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Keith Busch <kbusch@kernel.org>,
	Josef Bacik <josef@toxicpanda.com>,
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	Damien Le Moal <damien.lemoal@wdc.com>,
	Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>,
	Maxim Levitsky <maximlevitsky@gmail.com>,
	Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>,
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	Alex Dubov <oakad@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 02/10] block: virtio-blk: check logical block size
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 17:27:41 +0300
Message-ID: <25011fed186bd8bfd1f25640158fbce60a7ad9ef.camel@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <f16aba1020019530564f0869a67951282104a5d2.camel@redhat.com>

On Wed, 2020-07-22 at 12:11 +0300, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
> On Tue, 2020-07-21 at 22:55 -0400, Martin K. Petersen wrote:
> > Christoph,
> > 
> > > Hmm, I wonder if we should simply add the check and warning to
> > > blk_queue_logical_block_size and add an error in that case.  Then
> > > drivers only have to check the error return, which might add a lot
> > > less boiler plate code.
> > 
> > Yep, I agree.
> > 
> 
> I also agree that this would be cleaner (I actually tried to implement
> this the way you suggest), but let me explain my reasoning for doing
> it
> this way.
> 
> The problem is that most current users of blk_queue_logical_block_size
> (43 uses in the tree, out of which only 9 use constant block size)
> check
> for the block size relatively early, often store it in some internal
> struct etc, prior to calling blk_queue_logical_block_size thus making
> them only to rely on blk_queue_logical_block_size as the check for 
> block size validity will need non-trivial changes in their code.
> 
> Instead of this adding blk_is_valid_logical_block_size allowed me
> to trivially convert most of the uses.
> 
> For RFC I converted only some drivers that I am more familiar with
> and/or can test but I can remove the driver's own checks in most other
> drivers with low chance of introducing a bug, even if I can't test the
> driver.
> 
> What do you think?
> 
> I can also both make blk_queue_logical_block_size return an error
> value,
> and have blk_is_valid_logical_block_size and use either of these
> checks,
> depending on the driver with eventual goal of un-exporting
> blk_is_valid_logical_block_size.
> 
> Also note that I did add WARN_ON to blk_queue_logical_block_size.

Any update on this?

Best regards,
	Maxim Levitsky

> 
> Best regards,
> 	Maxim Levitsky


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Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-21 10:52 [PATCH 00/10] RFC: move logical block size checking to the block core Maxim Levitsky
2020-07-21 10:52 ` [PATCH 01/10] block: introduce blk_is_valid_logical_block_size Maxim Levitsky
2020-07-21 11:05   ` Damien Le Moal
2020-07-21 11:09     ` Maxim Levitsky
2020-07-21 11:31       ` Damien Le Moal
2020-07-21 15:13   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-07-22  8:50     ` Maxim Levitsky
2020-07-21 10:52 ` [PATCH 02/10] block: virtio-blk: check logical block size Maxim Levitsky
2020-07-21 11:07   ` Damien Le Moal
2020-07-21 15:14   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-07-22  2:55     ` Martin K. Petersen
2020-07-22  9:11       ` Maxim Levitsky
2020-07-28 14:27         ` Maxim Levitsky [this message]
2020-07-29  4:32         ` Martin K. Petersen
2020-07-28 15:44   ` Stefan Hajnoczi
2020-07-21 10:52 ` [PATCH 03/10] block: loop: use blk_is_valid_logical_block_size Maxim Levitsky
2020-07-21 11:08   ` Damien Le Moal
2020-07-21 10:52 ` [PATCH 04/10] block: nbd: " Maxim Levitsky
2020-07-21 11:09   ` Damien Le Moal
2020-07-21 10:52 ` [PATCH 05/10] block: null: " Maxim Levitsky
2020-07-21 11:15   ` Damien Le Moal
2020-07-21 12:42     ` Maxim Levitsky
2020-07-21 10:52 ` [PATCH 06/10] block: ms_block: " Maxim Levitsky
2020-07-21 11:17   ` Damien Le Moal
2020-07-21 10:52 ` [PATCH 07/10] block: mspro_blk: " Maxim Levitsky
2020-07-21 11:17   ` Damien Le Moal
2020-07-21 10:52 ` [PATCH 08/10] block: nvme: " Maxim Levitsky
2020-07-21 11:23   ` Damien Le Moal
2020-07-21 10:52 ` [PATCH 09/10] block: scsi: sd: " Maxim Levitsky
2020-07-21 11:25   ` Damien Le Moal
2020-07-21 12:55     ` Maxim Levitsky
2020-07-21 10:52 ` [PATCH 10/10] block: scsi: sr: " Maxim Levitsky
2020-07-21 11:29   ` Damien Le Moal

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