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From: Christoph Hellwig <>
To: Andrew Vasquez <>
Cc: James Bottomley <>,
	Linux Kernel <>,
	Linux-SCSI <>
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] QLogic qla2xxx driver update available (v8.00.00b7).
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 16:54:14 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>; from on Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 08:47:51AM -0800

On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 08:47:51AM -0800, Andrew Vasquez wrote:
> Yes, given the structure and form of recent patches, that certainly
> does seem to be the case - which from QLogic's standpoint (now) seems
> to be the proper path.  Just for clarification, given the structure of
> the driver now (failover completely separated), inclusion of the
> qla2xxx driver would exclude the following failover files:
> 	qla_fo.c qla_foln.c qla_cfg.c qla_cfgln.c
> correct?

 + qla_inioct.c qla_xioct.c

and the associated headers for both the ioctl and failover code, of course

> > - The odd ioctl set to the qla device...I'd much rather see something
> > more standard that all FC drivers can use.
> > 
> Are you proposing to standardize a transport by which a user-space
> application communicates with a driver (beyond IOCTLs), or, are you
> suggesting there be some commonality in functional interfaces (i.e.
> SNIA) for all FC drivers?

the SNIA HBA-API spec is completely broken.  But we should try to support
a sanitized subset of the spec using the transport class work that's
currently discussed on linux-scsi.

  reply	other threads:[~2004-01-08 16:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2004-01-08 16:47 [ANNOUNCE] QLogic qla2xxx driver update available (v8.00.00b7) Andrew Vasquez
2004-01-08 16:54 ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2004-01-08 19:33   ` Mike Anderson
2004-01-08 19:34     ` Christoph Hellwig
2004-01-08 19:57       ` Mike Anderson
2004-01-08 20:06         ` Christoph Hellwig
2004-01-08 22:11           ` Mike Anderson
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2004-01-08 19:29 Andrew Vasquez
2003-12-06  1:15 Andrew Vasquez
2003-12-09 13:28 ` Christoph Hellwig
2003-12-29 17:32 ` James Bottomley
2003-12-05 20:52 Andrew Vasquez

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