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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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