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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] SCSI: Allow platform-specific code to be run against the SCSI tree
    On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 11:03:07AM -0500, James Bottomley wrote:
    > On Mon, 2009-08-10 at 15:58 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
    > > They're SCSI as far as the device tree is concerned, so the glue
    > > callbacks have to be registered from the SCSI layer. The only
    > > implementation so far is for ACPI and only covers libata, but it could
    > > potentially also be used to tie bay devices to the ofw tree on
    > > openfirmware systems.
    > It's hard for me to comment without seeing the scsi_platform_register
    > code, but it strikes me that the only SCSI piece it's using is the
    > scsi_bus ... what else is SCSI specific in there? is the ACPI implementation. I guess
    that it could be done entirely in libata if the bus structure is
    exported, but that does then limit it to ata - the code would need to be
    duplicated if anyone wants to bind scsi devices. I've no real
    preference, but this was the implementation suggested when I last posted
    this stuff back in 2005 or so.

    Matthew Garrett |

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