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# Block layer core configuration
menuconfig BLOCK
bool "Enable the block layer" if EXPERT
default y
Provide block layer support for the kernel.
Disable this option to remove the block layer support from the
kernel. This may be useful for embedded devices.
If this option is disabled:
- block device files will become unusable
- some filesystems (such as ext3) will become unavailable.
Also, SCSI character devices and USB storage will be disabled since
they make use of various block layer definitions and facilities.
Say Y here unless you know you really don't want to mount disks and
config LBDAF
bool "Support for large (2TB+) block devices and files"
depends on !64BIT
default y
Enable block devices or files of size 2TB and larger.
This option is required to support the full capacity of large
(2TB+) block devices, including RAID, disk, Network Block Device,
Logical Volume Manager (LVM) and loopback.
This option also enables support for single files larger than
The ext4 filesystem requires that this feature be enabled in
order to support filesystems that have the huge_file feature
enabled. Otherwise, it will refuse to mount in the read-write
mode any filesystems that use the huge_file feature, which is
enabled by default by mke2fs.ext4.
The GFS2 filesystem also requires this feature.
If unsure, say Y.
config BLK_DEV_BSG
bool "Block layer SG support v4"
default y
Saying Y here will enable generic SG (SCSI generic) v4 support
for any block device.
Unlike SG v3 (aka block/scsi_ioctl.c drivers/scsi/sg.c), SG v4
can handle complicated SCSI commands: tagged variable length cdbs
with bidirectional data transfers and generic request/response
protocols (e.g. Task Management Functions and SMP in Serial
Attached SCSI).
This option is required by recent UDEV versions to properly
access device serial numbers, etc.
If unsure, say Y.
bool "Block layer SG support v4 helper lib"
default n
select BLK_DEV_BSG
Subsystems will normally enable this if needed. Users will not
normally need to manually enable this.
If unsure, say N.
bool "Block layer data integrity support"
Some storage devices allow extra information to be
stored/retrieved to help protect the data. The block layer
data integrity option provides hooks which can be used by
filesystems to ensure better data integrity.
Say yes here if you have a storage device that provides the
T10/SCSI Data Integrity Field or the T13/ATA External Path
Protection. If in doubt, say N.
bool "Block layer bio throttling support"
default n
Block layer bio throttling support. It can be used to limit
the IO rate to a device. IO rate policies are per cgroup and
one needs to mount and use blkio cgroup controller for creating
cgroups and specifying per device IO rate policies.
See Documentation/cgroups/blkio-controller.txt for more information.
endif # BLOCK
depends on BLOCK && COMPAT
default y
source block/Kconfig.iosched