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2008-07-03block: Block layer data integrity supportMartin K. Petersen
Some block devices support verifying the integrity of requests by way of checksums or other protection information that is submitted along with the I/O. This patch implements support for generating and verifying integrity metadata, as well as correctly merging, splitting and cloning bios and requests that have this extra information attached. See Documentation/block/data-integrity.txt for more information. Signed-off-by: Martin K. Petersen <> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
2008-04-21Kconfig: clean up block/Kconfig help descriptionsNick Andrew
Modify the help descriptions of block/Kconfig for clarity, accuracy and consistency. Refactor the BLOCK description a bit. The wording "This permits ... to be removed" isn't quite right; the block layer is removed when the option is disabled, whereas most descriptions talk about what happens when the option is enabled. Reformat the list of what is affected by disabling the block layer. Add more examples of large block devices to LBD and strive for technical accuracy; block devices of size _exactly_ 2TB require CONFIG_LBD, not only "bigger than 2TB". Also try to say (perhaps not very clearly) that the config option is only needed when you want to have individual block devices of size >= 2TB, for example if you had 3 x 1TB disks in your computer you'd have a total storage size of 3TB but you wouldn't need the option unless you want to aggregate those disks into a RAID or LVM. Improve terminology and grammar on BLK_DEV_IO_TRACE. I also added the boilerplate "If unsure, say N" to most options. Precisely say "2TB and larger" for LSF. Indent the help text for BLK_DEV_BSG by 2 spaces in accordance with the standard. Signed-off-by: Nick Andrew <> Cc: "Randy.Dunlap" <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
2008-04-15block: update git url for blktraceJens Axboe
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
2007-10-12Only enable BLOCK_COMPAT if COMPAT is neededLinus Torvalds
IOW, it needs to depend on both CONFIG_BLOCK and CONFIG_COMPAT. Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2007-10-12[BLOCK] Only include the compat ioctl code if CONFIG_BLOCK is setJens Axboe
Add an extra CONFIG_BLOCK_COMPAT that we can use in the Makefile Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
2007-07-27bsg: Fix build for CONFIG_BLOCK=nPaul Mundt
BLK_DEV_BSG was added outside of the if BLOCK check, which allows it to be enabled when CONFIG_BLOCK=n. This leads to many screenlengths of errors, starting with a parse error on the request_queue_t definition. Obviously this wasn't intended for CONFIG_BLOCK=n usage, so just move the option back in to the block. Caught with a randconfig on sh. Signed-off-by: Paul Mundt <> -- block/Kconfig | 4 ++-- 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-) Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
2007-07-19[SCSI] bsg: separate bsg and SCSI (so SCSI can be modular)James Bottomley
This patch moves the bsg registration into SCSI so that bsg no longer has a dependency on the scsi_interface_register API. This can be viewed as a temporary expedient until we can get universal bsg binding sorted out properly. Also use the sdev bus_id as the generic bsg name (to avoid clashes with the queue name). Acked-by: FUJITA Tomonori <> Acked-by: Jens Axboe <> Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <>
2007-07-17bsg: Kconfig updatesFUJITA Tomonori
- add the detailed explanation. - remove 'default y'. - make 'EXPERIMENTAL' keyword visible to the user in menu. Signed-off-by: FUJITA Tomonori <> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
2007-07-16Make BLK_DEV_BSG depend strictly on SCSI=yLinus Torvalds
The SCSI code can be compiled modular, but BLK_DEV_BSG currently cannot, and depends on the SCSI layer. So make sure that it depends on the SCSI layer being compiled in, not just available as a module. Noticed by Jeff Garzik and S.Çağlar Onur. Cc: Jeff Garzik <> Cc: Jens Axboe <> Cc: S.Çağlar Onur <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2007-07-16bsg: Kconfig updatesFUJITA Tomonori
This updates bsg entry in Kconfig: - bsg supports sg v4 - bsg depends on SCSI - it might be better to mark it experimental for a while Signed-off-by: FUJITA Tomonori <> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
2007-07-16bsg: support for full generic block layer SG v3Jens Axboe
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
2007-07-10Use menuconfigs instead of menus, so the whole menu can be disabled at onceJan Engelhardt
instead of going through all options. Signed-off-by: Jan Engelhardt <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
2006-12-04[PATCH] Centralise definitions of sector_t and blkcnt_tMatthew Wilcox
CONFIG_LBD and CONFIG_LSF are spread into asm/types.h for no particularly good reason. Centralising the definition in linux/types.h means that arch maintainers don't need to bother adding it, as well as fixing the problem with x86-64 users being asked to make a decision that has absolutely no effect. The H8/300 porters seem particularly confused since I'm not aware of any microcontrollers that need to support 2TB filesystems. Signed-off-by: Matthew Wilcox <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2006-09-30[PATCH] Only enable CONFIG_BLOCK option for embeddedJens Axboe
It's too easy for people to shoot themselves in the foot, and it only makes sense for embedded folks anyway. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
2006-09-30[PATCH] BLOCK: Make it possible to disable the block layer [try #6]David Howells
Make it possible to disable the block layer. Not all embedded devices require it, some can make do with just JFFS2, NFS, ramfs, etc - none of which require the block layer to be present. This patch does the following: (*) Introduces CONFIG_BLOCK to disable the block layer, buffering and blockdev support. (*) Adds dependencies on CONFIG_BLOCK to any configuration item that controls an item that uses the block layer. This includes: (*) Block I/O tracing. (*) Disk partition code. (*) All filesystems that are block based, eg: Ext3, ReiserFS, ISOFS. (*) The SCSI layer. As far as I can tell, even SCSI chardevs use the block layer to do scheduling. Some drivers that use SCSI facilities - such as USB storage - end up disabled indirectly from this. (*) Various block-based device drivers, such as IDE and the old CDROM drivers. (*) MTD blockdev handling and FTL. (*) JFFS - which uses set_bdev_super(), something it could avoid doing by taking a leaf out of JFFS2's book. (*) Makes most of the contents of linux/blkdev.h, linux/buffer_head.h and linux/elevator.h contingent on CONFIG_BLOCK being set. sector_div() is, however, still used in places, and so is still available. (*) Also made contingent are the contents of linux/mpage.h, linux/genhd.h and parts of linux/fs.h. (*) Makes a number of files in fs/ contingent on CONFIG_BLOCK. (*) Makes mm/bounce.c (bounce buffering) contingent on CONFIG_BLOCK. (*) set_page_dirty() doesn't call __set_page_dirty_buffers() if CONFIG_BLOCK is not enabled. (*) fs/no-block.c is created to hold out-of-line stubs and things that are required when CONFIG_BLOCK is not set: (*) Default blockdev file operations (to give error ENODEV on opening). (*) Makes some /proc changes: (*) /proc/devices does not list any blockdevs. (*) /proc/diskstats and /proc/partitions are contingent on CONFIG_BLOCK. (*) Makes some compat ioctl handling contingent on CONFIG_BLOCK. (*) If CONFIG_BLOCK is not defined, makes sys_quotactl() return -ENODEV if given command other than Q_SYNC or if a special device is specified. (*) In init/do_mounts.c, no reference is made to the blockdev routines if CONFIG_BLOCK is not defined. This does not prohibit NFS roots or JFFS2. (*) The bdflush, ioprio_set and ioprio_get syscalls can now be absent (return error ENOSYS by way of cond_syscall if so). (*) The seclvl_bd_claim() and seclvl_bd_release() security calls do nothing if CONFIG_BLOCK is not set, since they can't then happen. Signed-Off-By: David Howells <> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
2006-03-31[PATCH] config: fix CONFIG_LFS optionTrond Myklebust
The help text says that if you select CONFIG_LBD, then it will automatically select CONFIG_LFS. That isn't currently the case, so update the text. - Get rid of the cruft in the help text mentioning CONFIG_LBD - Tell unsure users to select CONFIG_LFS. - Remove the `default n'. Signed-off-by: Trond Myklebust <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2006-03-27[PATCH] Fix blktrace compile with sysfs not definedJens Axboe
debugfs depends on sysfs, so make blktrace kconfig option depend on that. Reported by Adrian Bunk. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
2006-03-26[PATCH] 2TB files: add blkcnt_tTakashi Sato
Add blkcnt_t as the type of inode.i_blocks. This enables you to make the size of blkcnt_t either 4 bytes or 8 bytes on 32 bits architecture with CONFIG_LSF. - CONFIG_LSF Add new configuration parameter. - blkcnt_t On h8300, i386, mips, powerpc, s390 and sh that define sector_t, blkcnt_t is defined as u64 if CONFIG_LSF is enabled; otherwise it is defined as unsigned long. On other architectures, it is defined as unsigned long. - inode.i_blocks Change the type from sector_t to blkcnt_t. Signed-off-by: Takashi Sato <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2006-03-23[PATCH] Block queue IO tracing support (blktrace) as of 2006-03-23Jens Axboe
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
2006-01-06[PATCH] s390: cleanup KconfigMartin Schwidefsky
Sanitize some s390 Kconfig options. We have ARCH_S390, ARCH_S390X, ARCH_S390_31, 64BIT, S390_SUPPORT and COMPAT. Replace these 6 options by S390, 64BIT and COMPAT. Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2005-11-04[BLOCK] Move all core block layer code to new block/ directoryJens Axboe
drivers/block/ is right now a mix of core and driver parts. Lets move the core parts to a new top level directory. Al will move the fs/ related block parts to block/ next. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>