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Date:   Tue, 5 Oct 2021 20:23:22 +0000
From:   <Don.Brace@...rochip.com>
To:     <pmenzel@...gen.mpg.de>
CC:     <Kevin.Barnett@...rochip.com>, <Scott.Teel@...rochip.com>,
        <Justin.Lindley@...rochip.com>, <Scott.Benesh@...rochip.com>,
        <Gerry.Morong@...rochip.com>, <Mahesh.Rajashekhara@...rochip.com>,
        <Mike.McGowen@...rochip.com>, <Murthy.Bhat@...rochip.com>,
        <Balsundar.P@...rochip.com>, <joseph.szczypek@....com>,
        <jeff@...onical.com>, <POSWALD@...e.com>,
        <john.p.donnelly@...cle.com>, <mwilck@...e.com>,
        <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, <hch@...radead.org>,
        <martin.petersen@...cle.com>, <jejb@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        <linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: RE: [smartpqi updates PATCH V2 09/11] smartpqi: fix duplicate device
 nodes for tape changers

From: Paul Menzel [mailto:pmenzel@...gen.mpg.de] 

Subject: Re: [smartpqi updates PATCH V2 09/11] smartpqi: fix duplicate device nodes for tape changers

Dear Kevin, dear Don,
> Our controller FW lists both LUNs in the RPL results.

Please document the firmware version (and controller) you tested with in the commit message.

DON: Done in V3, thanks for your review.

Shortly describing the implementation (new struct member ignore_device) would be nice.
DON: Don in V3, thanks for your review.

>       u8      rescan : 1;
> +     u8      ignore_device : 1;

Why not type bool?
Don: They both take the same amount of memory and since the other members are also u8, the new member was also u8 for consistency.

> -                     device->lun = sdev->lun;
> -                     device->target_lun_valid = true;

Off topic, with `u8 target_lun_valid : 1`, why is `true` used.
Don: Has the same behavior, and carried forward from other member fields.

> +                     if (device->target_lun_valid) {
> +                             device->ignore_device = true;
> +                     } else {
> +                             device->target = sdev_id(sdev);
> +                             device->lun = sdev->lun;
> +                             device->target_lun_valid = true;
> +                     }

If the LUN should be ignored, is it actually valid? Why not extend target_lun_valid and add a third option (enums?) to ignore it?

Don: The reason is that it takes advantage of the order the devices are added and how slave_alloc and slave_configure fit into this order.

> +     return device->devtype == TYPE_TAPE || device->devtype == 
> +TYPE_MEDIUM_CHANGER;

Why also check for TYPE_TAPE? The function name should be updated then?
Don: Because out tape changer consisted of the changer and one or more tape units and both were duplicated.

>   static int pqi_slave_configure(struct scsi_device *sdev)
> +     if (pqi_is_tape_changer_device(device) && device->ignore_device) {
> +             rc = -ENXIO;
> +             device->ignore_device = false;

I’d add a `return -ENXIO` here, and remove the variable.
Don: This works in conjunction with slave_alloc and is needed.

>

Kind regards,
Paul

Thanks for your review. Appreciate the inspection.
Don and Kevin

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