Re: [PATCH V5 1/5] virtio-scsi: redo allocation of target data

From: James Bottomley
Date: Tue Mar 19 2013 - 07:32:17 EST

On Tue, 2013-03-19 at 17:57 +0800, Wanlong Gao wrote:
> From: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@xxxxxxxxxx>
> virtio_scsi_target_state is now empty. We will find new uses for it in
> the next few patches, so this patch does not drop it completely.
> However, having dropped the sglist flexible array member, we can turn
> the tgt array-of-pointers into a simple array. This simplifies the
> allocation.
> Even simpler would be to place the virtio_scsi_target_state structs in a
> flexible array member at the end of struct virtio_scsi. But we do not
> do that, because we will place the virtqueues there in the next patches.

I'm really sorry, but I must have been asleep at the wheel when I let
code like this go in. No modern driver should have fixed arrays for
target information. The way this is supposed to work is that you have
entries in the host template for target_alloc and target_destroy. You
hook into these and attach your struct virtio_scsi_target_state to
scsi_target->hostdata, which you kmalloc in the target_alloc routine and
kfree in the target_destroy routine. Now you get at it from the sdev
with scsi_target(sdev)->hostdata. No messing around with fixed size
arrays and bulk memory allocation and no need to pass in the maximum
target size as a parameter because everything should now happen

Since you're redoing the code anyway, can you fix it to work this way?



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