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    SubjectRe: I request inclusion of SAS Transport Layer and AIC-94xx into the kernel
    On 09/28/05 12:30, wrote:
    > On Wed, 28 Sep 2005 04:37:03 PDT, Luben Tuikov said:
    >>When it comes down to it SCSI Core is 20 years behind and thus Linux Storage
    >>is 20 years behind.
    > Hmm.. 20 years ago I was hooking Fujitsu Super-Eagles to Sun3/280 servers.
    > If you're going to claim that the current SCSI core is *that* far behind, you're
    > going to have to back it up. Remember that making exaggerated claims is a good
    > way to make people not listen to the *rest* of your message.
    > Seen in include/scsi/scsi.h:
    > /*
    > * FIXME: bit0 is listed as reserved in SCSI-2, but is
    > * significant in SCSI-3. For now, we follow the SCSI-2
    > * behaviour and ignore reserved bits.
    > */
    > So obviously, it's at least the number of years since SCSI-3 was defined,
    > but no more than the time since SCSI-2. According to
    > SCSI-2 devices started showing up in 1988, and X3.131-1994 came out in 1994.
    > 1996 saw the first SCSI-3 proposals.
    > I'll give you *one* decade, but not two. :)

    Ok, I'll take that.

    BTW, I was referring to the _architecture_ of SCSI Core.

    It hasn't seen any _innovation_ for the last 5 years
    as far as SCSI or Storage is concerned.


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