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    SubjectRE: [PATCH 5/6] bfa: Brocade BFA FC SCSI driver submission (2ndtry)
    On Thu, 2008-09-25 at 23:30 -0700, Jing Huang wrote:
    > It is encouraging to know that we can discuss and add new feature into
    > existing fc transport. I guess this is opensource all about. I didn't
    > have linux opensource experience before, so I was not quite sure how
    > easy to request new features in fc transport such as mechanism to create
    > multiple subdirectories for different level of statistics info in
    > addition to the snia fc statitistics we already have, and other features
    > such as CT/SCSI passthru and asynchronous event notification etc.

    Well, this is open source ... you don't get to request new features; you
    get to implement them, so if you need something that SCSI or the FC
    transport doesn't provide, you just add it (rather than coding either a
    fix or an enhancement for your driver alone).

    However, you're quite lucky. So far, as James Smart said, I haven't
    seen you ask for any features that we don't either provide or are in
    process of agreeing the implementation of.


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