[lkml]   [2008]   [Feb]   [4]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    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.


     \ /
      Last update: 2008-02-05 01:35    [W:0.021 / U:34.156 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site