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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add hpsa driver for HP Smart Array controllers.
Mike Miller wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 01, 2009 at 02:30:35PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
>> On Thu, 01 Oct 2009 16:25:30 -0500
>> "Stephen M. Cameron" <> wrote:
>>> Add hpsa driver for HP Smart Array controllers.
>>> This driver supports a subset of HP Smart Array Controllers.
>>> It is a SCSI alternative to the cciss driver.
>> Does it support all the devices which cciss supports?
>> IOW, do we have a plan here to remove the cciss driver or must we
>> maintain both drivers indefinitely?
> Andrew,
> The hpsa driver supports only the latest generation of Smart Array
> controllers plus the P400 and P800. The goal was to have minimal overlap but
> if we included only the very latest I suspect little testing would be done
> because of the availability of new hardware.
> No new controllers will be added to cciss once hpsa is accepted. We're
> looking at supporting both drivers for 3 or 4 years until cciss can be
> phased out completely.

Thanks, Mike and Stephen, for the effort you put into this.
Very much appreciated.


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