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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] iscsi-target: Merge for .40-rc1

I don't feel confident or motivated enough about iscsi-target, so
after some (little) thought I ended up not pulling this. I really need
a lot of acks from people who actually work on and care about SCSI,
and right now I feel like with me being away for the next week, I
can't handle it.

I just don't want to be in the situation where I pull something that
is apparently contentious in the SCSI space in general, but that's
_particularly_ true this release. So I'm afraid that this essentially
got pushed out to the next release.


On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 7:59 PM, Nicholas A. Bellinger
<> wrote:
> Hi Linus,
> This is a GIT PULL request for the initial merge of the iscsi-target
> fabric driver for mainline target core v4.0 infrastructure.
>  git:// for-40-iscsi-target
> This series has been made against the following linux-2.6.git HEAD:
> commit dc7acbb2518f250050179c8581a972df3b6a24f1
> Merge: f01e1af 4bf0ff2
> Author: Linus Torvalds <>
> Date:   Thu May 26 19:01:15 2011 -0700
>    Merge branch 'upstream/tidy-xen-mmu-2.6.39' of git://
> This code has undergone a number of review cycles on linux-scsi over the
> last six months by Christoph, Mike and other interested folks.  This has
> included a number of cleanups to follow mainline conventions, and
> conversion to use mainline include/scsi/iscsi_proto.h RFC definitions.
> There has been an good amount of testing feedback on this code so far,
> and with the LIO communities help we have been able to resolve the
> reported cleanup/conversion regressions, and fix one long-standing
> shutdown bug.
> Unfortuately James and I have been unable to come to an aggreement on
> implementation details wrt to proper kernel/user split ahead of his
> final SCSI pull for .40.  I have no interest to take the mainline
> iscsi-target development effort in this direction again, so I am
> offically committing to you to support iscsi-target in good-faith
> together with rtslib community edition moving forward.  I am also
> committing to extending iscsi-target to address the non-standard
> authentication pieces that James has mentioned, but by the time .40
> ships we are still not going to have iSCSI clients that actually support
> them.
> I believe that Christoph is happy with the current iscsi-target code for
> an initial merge now, and am asking for the merge to avoid slipping
> (again) for this type of 'mass-market' code that has a large audience,
> and poses minimal risk considering the small amount of external changes.
> [...]
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