Re: [ 38/48] SCSI & usb-storage: add try_rc_10_first flag

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On Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 12:07:52AM +0400, James Bottomley wrote:
> > The reason for the try_rc_10_first flag is that some devices return
> > bogus data in response to RC16.  Like, an 800 GB device claiming to
> > have 3 exabytes.
> 
> So we could easily send both and only believe RC10 if the device is
> under 2TB.  However, what about all the extra flags we read out of RC16,
> like trim, large sector size and DIF capability?  If the device lies
> about its capacity, won't we get bogus values for those as well, which
> is going to cause other screw ups?

I think the necessary algorithm is simpler than that:

Send RC10 (unless the device supports PI, in which case it's probably
	enterprisey and well-tested)
Send RC16
If RC10 capacity agrees with RC16 capacity, use extra RC16 data.
(for values of "agrees with" that include the "-1 to use RC16" indicator)

Sure, it's one extra command, but really, who cares?

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"Bill, look, we understand that you're interested in selling us this
operating system, but compare it to ours.  We can't possibly take such
a retrograde step."
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