On 09/15/2016 10:52 PM, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> 
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 6:07 PM, Martin K. Petersen
>> But how do they signal that ATA passthrough is possible? Is there an ATA
>> Information VPD page? Is REPORT SUPPORTED OPERATION CODES supported?
>>
>> We need really solid discovery data before we can entertain enabling
>> something like this.
> 
> `sg_opcodes` said invalid request, so I think there isn't REPORT
> SUPPORTED OPERATION CODES, and `sg_vpd -p ai` came up illegal too.
> 
> However, sg_sat_identify worked reliably, which means a solid way of
> probing this would be to send IDENTIFY DEVICE ATA via SG_ATA_16 or
> SG_ATA_12.
> 
> Let me know and I can give you access to the hardware if you're curious.
> 
Sadly, that's not sufficient.
linux is not the only provider of an SATL (mpt3sas being the most
prominent other one).
And while they might support ATA_12/ATA_16, there is no indication that
you can pass DSM TRIM that way.

Cheers,

Hannes
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