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SubjectRe: Linux/Pro -- clusters
On Wed, 5 Dec 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > by the better generic block layer code. I personally hope that a year
> > from now, if somebody wants to do a new SCSI driver, he won't even
> > _think_ about using the SCSI code, the driver will just take the
> > (generic SCSI) requests directly off the block queue.
>
> You still need the scsi code. There are a whole sequence of common, quite
> complex and generic functions that the scsi layer handles (in paticular
> error handling).
>
> Turning it the right way I up definitely agree with. It should be the driver
> calling the scsi code to do bio->scsi request, and to do scsi error
> recovery, not vice versa.
>
> There are also some tricky relationships
> queues are per logical unit number
> locking is mostly per controller
> resources are often per controller

Alan,

Nothing that can not be handled in the core-model described earlier;
however, I am positive that the suttle issues are more sticky than you are
revealing now.

Regards,


Andre Hedrick
Linux Disk Certification Project Linux ATA Development

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