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Re: [libvirt] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 2/3] scsi-disk: Add device_id property



Am 28.01.2019 um 17:55 hat Markus Armbruster geschrieben:
> Kevin Wolf <kwolf redhat com> writes:
> 
> > Am 28.01.2019 um 09:50 hat Peter Krempa geschrieben:
> [...]
> >> 2) Is actually using 'scsi-cd'/'scsi-hd' the better option than
> >> 'scsi-disk'?
> >
> > Yes, scsi-disk is a legacy device. Maybe we should formally deprecate
> > it.
> 
> There's an internal use in scsi_bus_legacy_add_drive(), which in turn
> powers two legacy features:
> 
> 1. -drive if=scsi
> 
>    Creates scsi-disk frontends.
> 
>    Only works with onboard HBAs since commit 14545097267, v2.12.0.
> 
> 2. -device usb-storage
> 
>    Bad magic: usb-storage pretends to be a block device, but it's really
>    a SCSI bus that can serve only a single device, which it creates
>    automatically.
> 
> If we deprecate scsi-disk, we should deprecate these, too.  Can't say
> whether that's practical right now.

Most likely not worth the effort anyway. I don't think it's blocking
anything.

> >> 3) Since upstream libvirt supports qemu-1.5 and newer and 'scsi-cd' is
> >> already supported there, can we assume that all newer versions support
> >> it? (Basically the question is whether it can be compiled out by
> >> upstream means).
> >
> > I think so.
> 
> Compiling out scsi-hd or scsi-cd, but not scsi-disk would be silly.  All
> three devices are in scsi-disk.c.  You'd have to hack that up to be
> silly.

I understood this as a question about libvirt, i.e. whether libvirt can
drop/compile out their scsi-disk code and instead assume that scsi-hd/cd
are always present. Maybe I misunderstood, though?

Kevin


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