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[Xen-devel] pvSCSI question - can a gref describe more than one page?

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From: "James Harper" <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 14:18:30 +1100
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Thread-topic: pvSCSI question - can a gref describe more than one page?
Porting the pvSCSI backend driver to the pvops kernel is turning out to
be a bit harder than first thought, mostly because all the Linux
routines that might be useful are written with the assumption that they
would be passed a mapped buffer and they would then build an sg list out
of that. pvSCSI already has an sg list, and all the routines that it
makes use of have been deprecated since 2.6.18 (all the comments on the
patches that remove the routines are like "nobody uses this anymore".

The big complication appears to be that pvSCSI seems to think that an
individual sg element can span a page, and so has to muck around
splitting it into page-sized chunks. My assumption is that this is
because the code in pvSCSI was cut&pasted from somewhere else.

Can a single grant entry ever describe more than one page?



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