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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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