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Added by aliguori almost 12 years ago

new scsi-generic abstraction, use SG_IO (Christoph Hellwig)

Okay, I started looking into how to handle scsi-generic I/O in the
new world order.

I think the best is to use the SG_IO ioctl instead of the read/write
interface as that allows us to support scsi passthrough on disk/cdrom
devices, too. See Hannes patch on the kvm list from August for an

Now that we always do ioctls we don't need another abstraction than
bdrv_ioctl for the synchronous requests for now, and for asynchronous
requests I've added a aio_ioctl abstraction keeping it simple.

Long-term we might want to move the ops to a higher-level abstraction
and let the low-level code fill out the request header, but I'm lazy
enough to leave that to the people trying to support scsi-passthrough
on a non-Linux OS.

Tested lightly by issuing various sg_ commands from sg3-utils in a guest
to a host CDROM device.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <>
Signed-off-by: Anthony Liguori <>

git-svn-id: svn://svn.savannah.nongnu.org/qemu/trunk@6895 c046a42c-6fe2-441c-8c8c-71466251a162


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