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SubjectRe: Possible bug in SCSI Kconfig
Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 07:30:33PM +0200, Stefan Richter wrote:
>> - scsi_wait_scan is a special method to wait for devices during boot
>> which only works with some hardware types. More general methods are
>> available and have been in use far longer than scsi_wait_scan
>> exists. Nobody fundamentally needs scsi_wait_scan, it is only a
>> convenient tool for some users who choose to use it.
>> Special features are traditionally per default off in Kconfig and
>> are supposed to be actively enabled.
>
> What 'general methods' would those be?

Waiting for the desired numbers of devices to show up. Or for a known
device.

scsi_wait_scan is optimal though if it is known at the outset how many
devices (or how many at maximum) will show up.
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Stefan Richter
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http://arcgraph.de/sr/

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