Re: Pe: [PATCH v5 1/3] virtio-scsi: first version

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On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 12:13:36AM +1100, ronnie sahlberg wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 12:00 AM, Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 02:54:03PM +0200, Dor Laor wrote:
> >> Only if you use the pci multi-function option but that kills
> >> standard hot unplug
> >
> > It doesn't kill it as such, rather you can't unplug luns individually.
> 
> Isnt that just a consequence of the current implementation rather than
> a SCSI limitation?

Yes.

> A different way to do hoplug could be to flag all devices as removable
> in the standard inq page then
> leave the LUN there persistently and what you remove/add is not the
> LUN device itself but just the media in the device.
> 
> Instead of hot-plug remove the LUN,  hot-plug becomes "media eject" or
> "media insert".
> The device remains present all time, you never remove it, but instead
> hot-plug controls if the media is present or not.
> 
> 
> This would require implementing at least START_STOP_UNIT and
> PREVENT_ALLOW_MEDIUM_REMOVAL opcode emulation from SBC.
> 
> 
> regards
> ronnie sahlberg

That would work.
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