Commit e1123a3b authored by Peter Lieven's avatar Peter Lieven Committed by Paolo Bonzini

block/iscsi: allow caching of the allocation map

until now the allocation map was used only as a hint if a cluster
is allocated or not. If a block was not allocated (or Qemu had
no info about the allocation status) a get_block_status call was
issued to check the allocation status and possibly avoid
a subsequent read of unallocated sectors. If a block known to be
allocated the get_block_status call was omitted. In the other case
a get_block_status call was issued before every read to avoid
the necessity for a consistent allocation map. To avoid the
potential overhead of calling get_block_status for each and
every read request this took only place for the bigger requests.

This patch enhances this mechanism to cache the allocation
status and avoid calling get_block_status for blocks where
the allocation status has been queried before. This allows
for bypassing the read request even for smaller requests and
additionally omits calling get_block_status for known to be
unallocated blocks.
Signed-off-by: 's avatarPeter Lieven <>
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Signed-off-by: 's avatarPaolo Bonzini <>
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