Steffen noticed recently that we have a regression in the BSG code that
prevents us from sending any traffic over this interface. After I
researched this a bit, it turned out that this affects not only zFCP, but
likely all LLDs that implements the BSG API. This was introduced in 4.11
(details in Patch 1 of this series).
I imagine the regression happened because of some very "unfortunate"
variable- namings. I can not fix them, as they involve the base struct
request, but I tried to add some cleanups that should make the
relationships between stuff more visible in the future I hope.
Patch 1 - Regression Fix; Also tagged for stable
Patch 2-6 - Cleanups
I tagged this as RFC. Patches 2-6 are a 'nice to have' IMO, Patch 1 is
obviously necessary, and if it is OK, I can re-send it separately if
necessary. If you don't like the changes in the other patches, I don't mind
I am not sure about Patch 4. It certainly works, but it changes
user-visible behavior, in what I believe is within the behavior described
by the SG interface. It makes the different methods of how BSG passes
commands down to the LLDs more conform with each other - even though I
can't make them the exact same. More details in the patch description.
I rebased the series on Jens' for-next and I have function-tested the
series on s390x's zFCP with the tools provided in the zfcp HBA API library
some custom code to test the read/write interface of BSG.
Reviews are more than welcome :)
Beste Grüße / Best regards,
- Benjamin Block
Benjamin Block (6):
bsg: fix kernel panic resulting from missing allocation of a
bsg: assign sense_len instead of fixed SCSI_SENSE_BUFFERSIZE
bsg: scsi-transport: add compile-tests to prevent reply-buffer
bsg: refactor ioctl to use regular BSG-command infrastructure for
bsg: reduce unecessary arguments for bsg_map_hdr()
bsg: reduce unecessary arguments for blk_complete_sgv4_hdr_rq()
block/bsg-lib.c | 4 +-
block/bsg.c | 90 ++++++++++++++++++++++---------------
drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_fc.c | 3 ++
drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_iscsi.c | 3 ++
include/linux/bsg-lib.h | 2 +
5 files changed, 65 insertions(+), 37 deletions(-)