From: Daniel Henrique Barboza <>

The calculation of the max_transfer atribute of BlockDriverState
makes considerations such as max_segments and transfer_length via
the BLKSECTGET ioctl (if available).

However, bl->max_transfer isn't considered when emulating the INQUIRY
'Block Limit' response to the scsi-hd devices. This leads to situations
where the declared max_sectors from the INQUIRY response is inconsistent
with the block limits, which isn't ideal. It can also be misleading to the
user that sets /sys/block/<dev>/queue/max_sectors_kb to a certain
value, then finds a different value in the guest OS for the same disk.

Following the same logic scsi_read_complete from scsi-generic.c does
when patching the response of the Block Limits VPD back to the guest,
change the max_io_sectors value of the emulated Block Limits VPD
response by considering the blk_get_max_transfer of the related
BlockDriverState. Use MIN_NOT_ZERO to be sure that the minimal
value is chosen.

Given that we're changing max_io_sectors, consider that min_io_sectors
and opt_io_sectors can't be greater than the new calculated value.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Henrique Barboza <>
Reviewed-by: Fam Zheng <>
Message-Id: <>
Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <>
 hw/scsi/scsi-disk.c | 15 +++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+)

diff --git a/hw/scsi/scsi-disk.c b/hw/scsi/scsi-disk.c
index 49d2559d93..c65c1ce56d 100644
--- a/hw/scsi/scsi-disk.c
+++ b/hw/scsi/scsi-disk.c
@@ -704,6 +704,21 @@ static int scsi_disk_emulate_inquiry(SCSIRequest *req, 
uint8_t *outbuf)
                 return -1;
+            if (s->qdev.type == TYPE_DISK) {
+                int max_transfer_blk = blk_get_max_transfer(s->qdev.conf.blk);
+                int max_io_sectors_blk =
+                    max_transfer_blk / s->qdev.blocksize;
+                max_io_sectors =
+                    MIN_NON_ZERO(max_io_sectors_blk, max_io_sectors);
+                /* min_io_size and opt_io_size can't be greater than
+                 * max_io_sectors */
+                min_io_size =
+                    MIN_NON_ZERO(min_io_size, max_io_sectors);
+                opt_io_size =
+                    MIN_NON_ZERO(opt_io_size, max_io_sectors);
+            }
             /* required VPD size with unmap support */
             buflen = 0x40;
             memset(outbuf + 4, 0, buflen - 4);

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