[stgt] [PATCH] SMC: do not allow load/unload of media that has been pinned down with PreventAllowMediumRemoval

ronnie sahlberg ronniesahlberg at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 11:38:41 CET 2012

List, Tomo, Mark

Thanks for the review.
I have changed the patch to only check the src slot on unload as Mark suggested.

ronnie sahlberg

On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 3:18 PM, Mark Harvey <markh794 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 10:43 AM, ronnie sahlberg
> <ronniesahlberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> List, Tomo
>> Please find attached a small patch for SMC.
>> It now prevents the media changer commands from loading/unloading
>> media to a data transfer device IF that data transfer device has the
>> media removal prevention set via PreventAllowMediumRemoval.
>> Initiators set this when they mount a device that is removable.
>> For example if you have a removable SBC device like the sbc jukebox
>> example, Linux for example will set the PreventAllowMediumRemoval when
>> you:
>> mount -o ro,noload <device> <mountpoint>
>> just so that no one will eject the media while the filesystem is mounted.
>> Similarly this also happens for MMC devices,   and I belive also on
>> SSC devices, but I cant check SSC devices.
>> (Mark, If I assume that backup applocations do use
>> PreventAllowMediumRemoval when they have loaded a tape into the dt
>> device?)
>> regards
>> ronnie sahlberg
> The IBM SCSI Reference (11th edition) states..
> ------------
> If the Prevent field is set, then eject requests from the front panel
> are ignored and
> Unload commands give Check Condition status. The Sense Key is set to Illegal
> Request and the ASC/ASCQ to Medium Removal Prevented (5302).
> All initiators that have prevented medium removal must enable it before the
> medium can be removed from the drive.
> -----------
> This patch also checks status on destination slot, which I think is a
> bit too aggressive.
> Checking on unload on source slot should be fine.
> Cheers
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