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From: "Jan Beulich" <JBeulich@suse.com>
To: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>
Cc: Juergen Gross <JGross@suse.com>,
	Ian Jackson <Ian.Jackson@eu.citrix.com>,
	xen-devel@lists.xen.org, annie.li@oracle.com,
	Paul.Durrant@citrix.com, David Vrabel <david.vrabel@citrix.com>,
	roger.pau@citrix.com
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] blkif.h: document scsi/0x12/0x83 node
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2016 10:25:09 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <56F17FF502000078000DF4E5@prv-mh.provo.novell.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20160322152754.GA17570@char.us.oracle.com>

>>> On 22.03.16 at 16:27, <konrad.wilk@oracle.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 03:12:02PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
>> David Vrabel writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH] blkif.h: document 
> scsi/0x12/0x83 node"):
>> > On 22/03/16 14:10, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
>> > > Just think of it as a black box.
>> > 
>> > This isn't sufficient.
>> > 
>> > You are presenting a solution but have not properly described the
>> > problem so no one can evaluate whether the solution is appropriate.
>> 
>> I'm sorry to be awkward, but I'm afraid I do agree with David Vrabel's
>> messages in this thread.
>> 
>> I don't think this is a sterile academic conversation which would (if
>> satisfactorily answered) have no real implications.  Rather, if we
>> understood the use case properly, there would probably be implications
>> for whether how this functionality ought to be exposed via the libxl
>> API; whether blkfront should consume this information by default; and
>> so on.
> 
> Lets take one step back.
> 
> What is the problem with documenting an existing use-case in blkif.h?

Namely taking into account Paul's almost simultaneous reply I'm
in doubt whether this is a use case or an abuse of some readily
available mechanism.

Jan


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  parent reply	other threads:[~2016-03-22 16:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-03-16  3:09 Bob Liu
2016-03-16  7:16 ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-03-16 12:36 ` Ian Jackson
2016-03-16 13:59   ` Bob Liu
2016-03-16 14:07     ` Paul Durrant
2016-03-17  5:04       ` Bob Liu
2016-03-16 14:32     ` David Vrabel
2016-03-17  5:07       ` Bob Liu
2016-03-17 11:12       ` Ian Jackson
2016-03-17 11:18         ` David Vrabel
2016-03-17 11:20           ` Ian Jackson
2016-03-22 12:55         ` Bob Liu
2016-03-22 13:41           ` David Vrabel
2016-03-22 14:10             ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-03-22 14:38               ` David Vrabel
2016-03-22 14:43                 ` Paul Durrant
2016-03-22 15:09                   ` Ian Jackson
2016-03-22 15:25                     ` Paul Durrant
2016-03-22 16:14                       ` Ian Jackson
2016-03-22 16:50                         ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-03-22 17:39                         ` Paul Durrant
2016-03-22 15:12                 ` Ian Jackson
2016-03-22 15:27                   ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-03-22 16:11                     ` Ian Jackson
2016-03-22 16:38                       ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-03-22 16:25                     ` Jan Beulich [this message]
2016-03-16 14:33     ` Ian Jackson

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