RE: [PATCH 4/8] Drivers: scsi: storvsc: Filter WRITE_SAME_16

From: KY Srinivasan
Date: Wed Jul 09 2014 - 15:53:04 EST

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> Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/8] Drivers: scsi: storvsc: Filter WRITE_SAME_16
> On Tue, Jul 08, 2014 at 05:46:48PM -0700, K. Y. Srinivasan wrote:
> > Host does not handle WRITE_SAME_16; filter this command out. This
> > patch is required to handle large devices (greater than 2 TB disks).
> Storvsc already sets the no_write_same flag, where is the command coming
> from?

In spite of this flag, I see WRITE_SAME_16 being issued when I format a device bigger than 2 TB;
I tried both xfs and ext4. Windows hosts currently do not handle unsupported commands correctly -
The information returned is not sufficient to effect recovery in the Linux guest. While this may be addressed in
future hosts, this patch fixes the problem.

K. Y
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