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    SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 35/35] Add Xen virtual block device driver.
    Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > On Fri, 2006-03-24 at 08:37 -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    >> Jeff Garzik wrote:
    >>> In fact, SCSI should make a few things easier, because the notion of
    >>> host+bus topology is already present, and notion of messaging is already
    >>> present, so you don't have to recreate that in a Xen block device
    >>> infrastructure.
    >> Another benefit of SCSI: when an IBM hypervisor in the Linux kernel
    >> switched to SCSI, that allowed them to replace several drivers (virt
    >> disk, virt cdrom, virt floppy?) with a single virt-SCSI driver.

    > but there's a generic one for that: iSCSI
    > so in theory you only need to provide a network driver then ;)

    Talk about lots of overhead :)

    OTOH, I bet that T10 is acting at high speed, right this second, to form
    a committee, and multiple sub-committees, to standardize SCSI
    transported over XenBus. SXP anyone? :)


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