Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 2/2] block/xen-blkfront: Handle non-indirect grant with 64KB pages

From: Julien Grall
Date: Thu Nov 12 2015 - 13:34:25 EST

On 12/11/15 18:24, Roger Pau Monnà wrote:
>> So if one get EOPNOTSUPP the other will get too.
> That's why I said that I think it's not currently possible. IMHO, it's
> fine as it is now.
> The only scenario I can think of that can lead to that combination is
> that we migrate the guest and one request gets processed by one backend
> that supports the operation, while the other request get processed by a
> backend that doesn't support it.
> With your current implementation we would return an error code anyway,
> which is not that bad I guess.

hmmm ... We would return an error to the block layer rather than 0
because the operation is not supported.

That reminds me that blkif_recover needs to be fixed to support
splitting request. I haven't done it because ARM doesn't yet support
suspend/resume (CCing Ian who is working on it).

>>> Should s->status be able to store all the possible return codes from the
>>> response (OK/ERROR/NOTSUPP)?
>> That could would work. However, how do you decide which will be the
>> final status?
> It should be the most restrictive one, for example if we have ERROR and
> NOTSUPP we should return ERROR, while if we have OK and NOTSUPP we
> should return NOTSUPP.

I will give a look.

Julien Grall
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