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Subject[PATCH 3.16 101/148] USB: documentation: flags on usb-storage versus UAS
3.16.82-rc1 review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Oliver Neukum <>

commit 65cc8bf99349f651a0a2cee69333525fe581f306 upstream.

Document which flags work storage, UAS or both

Signed-off-by: Oliver Neukum <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
[bwh: Backported to 3.16: Drop change relating to ALWAYS_SYNC]
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>
.../kernel-parameters.txt | 22 ++++++++++---------
1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -3730,13 +3730,13 @@ bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes
Flags is a set of characters, each corresponding
to a common usb-storage quirk flag as follows:
a = SANE_SENSE (collect more than 18 bytes
- of sense data);
+ of sense data, not on uas);
b = BAD_SENSE (don't collect more than 18
- bytes of sense data);
+ bytes of sense data, not on uas);
c = FIX_CAPACITY (decrease the reported
device capacity by one sector);
d = NO_READ_DISC_INFO (don't use
- READ_DISC_INFO command);
+ READ_DISC_INFO command, not on uas);
e = NO_READ_CAPACITY_16 (don't use
READ_CAPACITY_16 command);
f = NO_REPORT_OPCODES (don't use report opcodes
@@ -3751,17 +3751,18 @@ bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes
j = NO_REPORT_LUNS (don't use report luns
command, uas only);
l = NOT_LOCKABLE (don't try to lock and
- unlock ejectable media);
+ unlock ejectable media, not on uas);
m = MAX_SECTORS_64 (don't transfer more
- than 64 sectors = 32 KB at a time);
+ than 64 sectors = 32 KB at a time,
+ not on uas);
n = INITIAL_READ10 (force a retry of the
- initial READ(10) command);
+ initial READ(10) command, not on uas);
o = CAPACITY_OK (accept the capacity
- reported by the device);
+ reported by the device, not on uas);
p = WRITE_CACHE (the device cache is ON
- by default);
+ by default, not on uas);
r = IGNORE_RESIDUE (the device reports
- bogus residue values);
+ bogus residue values, not on uas);
s = SINGLE_LUN (the device has only one
Logical Unit);
t = NO_ATA_1X (don't allow ATA(12) and ATA(16)
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