[PATCH RESEND 2/2] Drivers: scsi: storvsc: Don't pass ATA_16 command to the host

K. Y. Srinivasan kys at microsoft.com
Mon Mar 19 00:12:43 UTC 2012

The current Windows hosts don't handle the ATA_16 command and furthermore
return a generic error code after filtering the command on the host side.
For now filter the command on the guest side until the host is modified to
properly handle unsupported commands.

I would like to thank Jeff Garzik <jgpobox at gmail.com> and
Douglas Gilbert <dgilbert at interlog.com> for suggesting the correct approach

Signed-off-by: K. Y. Srinivasan <kys at microsoft.com>
Reviewed-by: Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz at microsoft.com>
 drivers/scsi/storvsc_drv.c |   14 +++++++++++++-
 1 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/scsi/storvsc_drv.c b/drivers/scsi/storvsc_drv.c
index 018c363..66e9bdd 100644
--- a/drivers/scsi/storvsc_drv.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/storvsc_drv.c
@@ -1233,9 +1233,21 @@ static bool storvsc_scsi_cmd_ok(struct scsi_cmnd *scmnd)
 	 * smartd sends this command and the host does not handle
 	 * this. So, don't send it.
+	 * The current Windows hosts implement a subset of scsi commands
+	 * and for the commands that are not implemented, the host filters
+	 * them and returns a generic failure SRB status. I have been in
+	 * discussions with the Windows team to return the appropriate SRB
+	 * status code for unsupported scsi commands and while they have
+	 * agreed to implement this, it is not clear when this change will be
+	 * available. Consequently, filtering the command before submitting it
+	 * to the host is a resonable interim solution.
 	case SET_WINDOW:
-		scmnd->result = ILLEGAL_REQUEST << 16;
+	case ATA_16:
+		scmnd->result = ((DRIVER_SENSE << 24) |
+		scsi_build_sense_buffer(0, scmnd->sense_buffer,
+					ILLEGAL_REQUEST, 0x20, 0);
 		allowed = false;

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