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Subject: Re: [virtio-dev] virtio-blk: the nature of discard_sector_alignment

Hi Paolo!

On 2/22/19 10:21 AM, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 21/02/19 17:38, Jakub Jermar wrote:
>> my device enforces the discard_sector_alignment on the request (both
>> sector and num_sectors), but for some reason the blkdiscard command and
>> Linux driver issue requests that do not honor this alignment.
>> Does discard_sector_alignment represent a strict requirement that must
>> be always honored or is it rather a hint to the driver?
> It's a hint that misaligned requests might not result in any discard
> happening at all.

In that case, would the failure to discard anything be silent? In other
words, would the request complete with VIRTIO_BLK_S_OK or rather any of


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