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    [SCSI] sd: Implement support for WRITE SAME · 5db44863
    Martin K. Petersen authored
    Implement support for WRITE SAME(10) and WRITE SAME(16) in the SCSI disk
    driver.
    
     - We set the default maximum to 0xFFFF because there are several
       devices out there that only support two-byte block counts even with
       WRITE SAME(16). We only enable transfers bigger than 0xFFFF if the
       device explicitly reports MAXIMUM WRITE SAME LENGTH in the BLOCK
       LIMITS VPD.
    
     - max_write_same_blocks can be overriden per-device basis in sysfs.
    
     - The UNMAP discovery heuristics remain unchanged but the discard
       limits are tweaked to match the "real" WRITE SAME commands.
    
     - In the error handling logic we now distinguish between WRITE SAME
       with and without UNMAP set.
    
    The discovery process heuristics are:
    
     - If the device reports a SCSI level of SPC-3 or greater we'll issue
       READ SUPPORTED OPERATION CODES to find out whether WRITE SAME(16) is
       supported. If that's the case we will use it.
    
     - If the device supports the block limits VPD and reports a MAXIMUM
       WRITE SAME LENGTH bigger than 0xFFFF we will use WRITE SAME(16).
    
     - Otherwise we will use WRITE SAME(10) unless the target LBA is beyond
       0xFFFFFFFF or the block count exceeds 0xFFFF.
    
     - no_write_same is set for ATA, FireWire and USB.
    Signed-off-by: Martin K. Petersen's avatarMartin K. Petersen <[email protected]>
    Reviewed-by: default avatarMike Snitzer <[email protected]>
    Reviewed-by: default avatarJeff Garzik <[email protected]>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarJames Bottomley <[email protected]>
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