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SubjectRe: [PATCH] enclosure: add support for enclosure services
--- On Sun, 2/3/08, James Bottomley <> wrote:

> The enclosure misc device is really just a library providing
> sysfs
> support for physical enclosure devices and their
> components.

Who is the target audience/user of those facilities?
a) The kernel itself needing to read/write SES pages?
b) A user space application using sysfs to read/write
SES pages?

At the moment SES device management is done via
an application (user-space) and a user-space library
used by the application and /dev/sgX to send SCSI
commands to the SES device.

One could have a very good argument to not bloat
the kernel with this but leave it to a user-space
application and a library to do all this and
communicate with the SES device via the kernel's /dev/sgX.


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