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authorDouglas Gilbert <dougg@torque.net>2006-09-20 18:20:49 -0400
committerJames Bottomley <jejb@mulgrave.il.steeleye.com>2006-09-26 09:23:15 -0700
commit6460e75a104d10458817d2f5b2fbff775bf0b43a (patch)
tree88e2a88aef94282728d1c764d02e5efa7ef7fee4 /include/scsi/sg.h
parent8aee918a1cff2a3722ce76fc6fa5abe09aa98d1b (diff)
[SCSI] sg: fixes for large page_size
This sg driver patch addresses the problem with larger page sizes reported by Brian King in this post: http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-scsi&m=115867718623631&w=2 Some other related matters are also addressed. Some of these prevent oopses when the SG_SCATTER_SZ or scatter_elem_sz are set to inappropriate values. The scatter_elem_sz has been tested up to 4 MB which should make the largest data transfer with one SCSI command, 32 MB less one block, achievable with a relatively small number of elements in the scatter gather list. ChangeLog: - add scatter_elem_sz boot time parameter and sysfs module parameter that is initialized to SG_SCATTER_SZ - the driver will then adjust scatter_elem_sz to be the max(given(scatter_elem_sz), PAGE_SIZE) It will also round it up, if necessary, to be a power of two - clean up sg.h header, correct bad urls and some statements that are no longer valid - make the def_reserved_size sysfs module attribute writable Signed-off-by: Douglas Gilbert <dougg@torque.net> Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@SteelEye.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/scsi/sg.h')
-rw-r--r--include/scsi/sg.h61
1 files changed, 21 insertions, 40 deletions
diff --git a/include/scsi/sg.h b/include/scsi/sg.h
index 0a487fe26d4f..519c49a0fc11 100644
--- a/include/scsi/sg.h
+++ b/include/scsi/sg.h
@@ -11,26 +11,10 @@
Original driver (sg.h):
* Copyright (C) 1992 Lawrence Foard
Version 2 and 3 extensions to driver:
-* Copyright (C) 1998 - 2003 Douglas Gilbert
-
- Version: 3.5.29 (20030529)
- This version is for 2.5 series kernels.
-
- Changes since 3.5.28 (20030308)
- - fix bug introduced in version 3.1.24 (last segment of sgat list)
- Changes since 3.5.27 (20020812)
- - remove procfs entries: hosts, host_hdr + host_strs (now in sysfs)
- - add sysfs sg driver params: def_reserved_size, allow_dio, version
- - new boot option: "sg_allow_dio" and module parameter: "allow_dio"
- - multiple internal changes due to scsi subsystem rework
- Changes since 3.5.26 (20020708)
- - re-add direct IO using Kai Makisara's work
- - re-tab to 8, start using C99-isms
- - simplify memory management
- Changes since 3.5.25 (20020504)
- - driverfs additions
- - copy_to/from_user() fixes [William Stinson]
- - disable kiobufs support
+* Copyright (C) 1998 - 2006 Douglas Gilbert
+
+ Version: 3.5.34 (20060920)
+ This version is for 2.6 series kernels.
For a full changelog see http://www.torque.net/sg
@@ -40,7 +24,7 @@ Map of SG verions to the Linux kernels in which they appear:
2.1.40 2.2.20
3.0.x optional version 3 sg driver for 2.2 series
3.1.17++ 2.4.0++
- 3.5.23++ 2.5.0++
+ 3.5.30++ 2.6.0++
Major new features in SG 3.x driver (cf SG 2.x drivers)
- SG_IO ioctl() combines function if write() and read()
@@ -51,14 +35,15 @@ Major new features in SG 3.x driver (cf SG 2.x drivers)
data into kernel buffers and then use the CPU to copy the data into the
user space (vice versa for writes). That is called "indirect" IO due to
the double handling of data. There are two methods offered to remove the
- redundant copy: 1) direct IO which uses the kernel kiobuf mechanism and
- 2) using the mmap() system call to map the reserve buffer (this driver has
- one reserve buffer per fd) into the user space. Both have their advantages.
+ redundant copy: 1) direct IO and 2) using the mmap() system call to map
+ the reserve buffer (this driver has one reserve buffer per fd) into the
+ user space. Both have their advantages.
In terms of absolute speed mmap() is faster. If speed is not a concern,
indirect IO should be fine. Read the documentation for more information.
- ** N.B. To use direct IO 'echo 1 > /proc/scsi/sg/allow_dio' may be
- needed. That pseudo file's content is defaulted to 0. **
+ ** N.B. To use direct IO 'echo 1 > /proc/scsi/sg/allow_dio' or
+ 'echo 1 > /sys/module/sg/parameters/allow_dio' is needed.
+ That attribute is 0 by default. **
Historical note: this SCSI pass-through driver has been known as "sg" for
a decade. In broader kernel discussions "sg" is used to refer to scatter
@@ -72,20 +57,17 @@ Major new features in SG 3.x driver (cf SG 2.x drivers)
http://www.torque.net/sg/p/sg_v3_ho.html
This is a rendering from DocBook source [change the extension to "sgml"
or "xml"]. There are renderings in "ps", "pdf", "rtf" and "txt" (soon).
+ The SG_IO ioctl is now found in other parts kernel (e.g. the block layer).
+ For more information see http://www.torque.net/sg/sg_io.html
The older, version 2 documents discuss the original sg interface in detail:
http://www.torque.net/sg/p/scsi-generic.txt
http://www.torque.net/sg/p/scsi-generic_long.txt
- A version of this document (potentially out of date) may also be found in
- the kernel source tree, probably at:
- Documentation/scsi/scsi-generic.txt .
+ Also available: <kernel_source>/Documentation/scsi/scsi-generic.txt
Utility and test programs are available at the sg web site. They are
- bundled as sg_utils (for the lk 2.2 series) and sg3_utils (for the
- lk 2.4 series).
-
- There is a HOWTO on the Linux SCSI subsystem in the lk 2.4 series at:
- http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/SCSI-2.4-HOWTO
+ packaged as sg3_utils (for the lk 2.4 and 2.6 series) and sg_utils
+ (for the lk 2.2 series).
*/
@@ -238,13 +220,12 @@ typedef struct sg_req_info { /* used by SG_GET_REQUEST_TABLE ioctl() */
#define SG_GET_ACCESS_COUNT 0x2289
-#define SG_SCATTER_SZ (8 * 4096) /* PAGE_SIZE not available to user */
+#define SG_SCATTER_SZ (8 * 4096)
/* Largest size (in bytes) a single scatter-gather list element can have.
- The value must be a power of 2 and <= (PAGE_SIZE * 32) [131072 bytes on
- i386]. The minimum value is PAGE_SIZE. If scatter-gather not supported
- by adapter then this value is the largest data block that can be
- read/written by a single scsi command. The user can find the value of
- PAGE_SIZE by calling getpagesize() defined in unistd.h . */
+ The value used by the driver is 'max(SG_SCATTER_SZ, PAGE_SIZE)'.
+ This value should be a power of 2 (and may be rounded up internally).
+ If scatter-gather is not supported by adapter then this value is the
+ largest data block that can be read/written by a single scsi command. */
#define SG_DEFAULT_RETRIES 0

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