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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.13 14/14] sas-class: SCSI Host glue
On Sun, Sep 11, 2005 at 10:38:47AM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 09, 2005 at 09:12:18PM -0700, Luben Tuikov wrote:
> > I long for the days of the previous maintainer. Had it not been
> > for him and Andi, we may have never had scsi commands from a slab,
> > scsi_done queue, done_q softirq processing, scsi timer hook, etc.
> > Of course back then Splentec wasn't your payrol company, but there
> > was some common sense present in linux-scsi.
> Could you please stop this bullshit spreading now, thanks?

I meant to reply to Luben's original, but I deleted it in disgust.
As the person who converted SCSI from the old bottom-half completion
processing first to a tasklet and then to a softirq, I'd like to refute
at least part of this allegation. I didn't do it in order to improve
SCSI particularly, satisfy Splentec (who are they?), or prove a point.

I did it because I wanted to remove the old bottom-half mechanism and
SCSI was one of the remaining users. That required me to learn a bit
about the SCSI stack and I got sucked in. BTW, I believe at that time,
James had alreeady taken over maintenance. I'm not actually sure who
the previous maintainer was -- was it Eric Biederman?

A colleague asked me to summarise the current dispute. I said that
Luben's point was that nobody else understood SCSI. Everybody else's
point was that Luben doesn't understand Linux kernel development. Luben,
I think you need to shut up, accept advice, stop trying to do everything
in your own driver, and stop trying to have private conversations.
Just discuss things on linux-scsi dispassionately. There's no hidden
agenda to get you or your company. But you are pissing people off,
and very soon there *will* be because of your behaviour.
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