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