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SubjectRe: A modest proposal -- We need a patch penguin
On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 06:35:15PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Especially after spelunking through the SCSI drivers, and being amazed
> > that only one of them uses the, now two year old, pci_register_driver()
> > interface (which means that only that driver works properly in PCI
> > hotplug systems.)
>
> I doubt it does actually. The problem with pci register driver and scsi is
> that the two subsystems are designed with violently conflicting goals. Once
> DaveJ or someone does the proposed scsi cleanups it'll become the natural
> not the obscenely complicated way to do a scsi driver, as well as sorting out
> the pcmcia and cardbus scsi mess, and the card failed/recovered stuff once and
> for all.

I disagree... I outlined a workable scheme for hotplugging SCSI
controllers to Justin Gibbs a long time ago, when the new aic7xxx was
first being merged. Using the new PCI API was fairly easy, handling the
disk-disappearing-from-under-you problem was a bit more annoying :)

Jeff



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