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SubjectRe: [BK PATCHES] add ata scsi driver
Jens Axboe wrote:
> On Mon, May 26 2003, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>>>What does the block layer need, that it doesn't have now?
>>Exactly. I'd _love_ for people to really think about this.
> In discussion with Jeff, it seems most of what he wants is already
> there. He just doesn't know it yet :-)

hehe. Here's a salient point:

native block drivers are typically used in one of two ways: creating a
whole subsystem (ide, scsi), or servicing a single host (dac960).

I am doing the first: creating a whole subsystem. The infrastructure
involved in that, over and above what block already provides, is that
part I dread coding.

If I am to code that, I want to do so ONCE. And that means a
bus-agnostic /dev/{disk,cdrom,tape}. Not /dev/{ad,acd,at,ag}.


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