1186f86a71130a7635a20843e355bb880c7349b2 — Alan Stern 1 year, 7 days ago 9a97694
UAS: Revert commit 3ae62a42090f ("UAS: fix alignment of scatter/gather segments")

Commit 3ae62a42090f ("UAS: fix alignment of scatter/gather segments"),
copying a similar commit for usb-storage, attempted to solve a problem
involving scatter-gather I/O and USB/IP by setting the
virt_boundary_mask for mass-storage devices.

However, it now turns out that the analogous change in usb-storage
interacted badly with commit 09324d32d2a0 ("block: force an unlimited
segment size on queues with a virt boundary"), which was added later.
A typical error message is:

	ehci-pci 0000:00:13.2: swiotlb buffer is full (sz: 327680 bytes),
	total 32768 (slots), used 97 (slots)

There is no longer any reason to keep the virt_boundary_mask setting
in the uas driver.  It was needed in the first place only for
handling devices with a block size smaller than the maxpacket size and
where the host controller was not capable of fully general
scatter-gather operation (that is, able to merge two SG segments into
a single USB packet).  But:

	High-speed or slower connections never use a bulk maxpacket
	value larger than 512;

	The SCSI layer does not handle block devices with a block size
	smaller than 512 bytes;

	All the host controllers capable of SuperSpeed operation can
	handle fully general SG;

	Since commit ea44d190764b ("usbip: Implement SG support to
	vhci-hcd and stub driver") was merged, the USB/IP driver can
	also handle SG.

Therefore all supported device/controller combinations should be okay
with no need for any special virt_boundary_mask.  So in order to head
off potential problems similar to those affecting usb-storage, this
patch reverts commit 3ae62a42090f.

Signed-off-by: Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu>
CC: Oliver Neukum <oneukum@suse.com>
CC: <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Acked-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Fixes: 3ae62a42090f ("UAS: fix alignment of scatter/gather segments")
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/Pine.LNX.4.44L0.1910231132470.1878-100000@iolanthe.rowland.org
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)

M drivers/usb/storage/uas.c
M drivers/usb/storage/uas.c => drivers/usb/storage/uas.c +0 -20
@@ 789,30 789,10 @@ static int uas_slave_alloc(struct scsi_device *sdev)
	struct uas_dev_info *devinfo =
		(struct uas_dev_info *)sdev->host->hostdata;
	int maxp;

	sdev->hostdata = devinfo;

	 * We have two requirements here. We must satisfy the requirements
	 * of the physical HC and the demands of the protocol, as we
	 * definitely want no additional memory allocation in this path
	 * ruling out using bounce buffers.
	 * For a transmission on USB to continue we must never send
	 * a package that is smaller than maxpacket. Hence the length of each
         * scatterlist element except the last must be divisible by the
         * Bulk maxpacket value.
	 * If the HC does not ensure that through SG,
	 * the upper layer must do that. We must assume nothing
	 * about the capabilities off the HC, so we use the most
	 * pessimistic requirement.

	maxp = usb_maxpacket(devinfo->udev, devinfo->data_in_pipe, 0);
	blk_queue_virt_boundary(sdev->request_queue, maxp - 1);

	 * The protocol has no requirements on alignment in the strict sense.
	 * Controllers may or may not have alignment restrictions.
	 * As this is not exported, we use an extremely conservative guess.