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SubjectRe: ata_ram driver
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On Fri, 2008-03-07 at 09:28 +0900, Tejun Heo wrote:
> James Bottomley wrote:
> >> Yeap, sure. It's the combination of things that always made me put this
> >> off. Is there a function I can call to just shutdown the host instead
> >> of destroying it?
> >
> > Not really ... the process of unbinding the ULDs causes their remove
> > methods to call shudown. It is possible to separate this in the ULDS;
> > but the original design was to make remove and shutdown be similar for
> > the very reason that if you're removing the driver with unflushed data
> > in the cache, we'd really like it flushed (flush is called from
> > shutdown) because you have no way to talk to the device after this
> > without reinserting the driver.
>
> The problem is that libata EH and other stuff aren't ready to let go of
> the SCSI host up until the last moment and that last moment can't be
> moved before SCSI host destruction because shutdown sequence (flush and
> spindown) requires live EH. I think this can be solved by shooting down
> individual sdev's instead of destroying the scsi_host.

Basically what scsi_scan.c:scsi_forget_host() does? It's used
internally at the moment, but I suppose we could export it.

James




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