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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0 of 20] [RFC] ipath - PathScale InfiniPath driver

> Perhaps read/write on the character device file would be preferable to
> ioctls for sending and receiving these management packets? We don't
> implement those file methods at the moment, so it's not like we'd be
> displacing anything.

if it's just data packets.. you could implement a device that offers the
SG_IO interface. Yes it's ioctls, but it's a preexisting ABI so I
suspect that's not too big a deal (and maybe you can even leverage a lot
of existing code for this)

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