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SubjectRE: [PATCH] block: Device driver for sTec's PCIe Kronos Card.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jens Axboe []
> Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 4:43 AM
> To: Olof Johansson
> Cc: Andrew Morton; Jeff Moyer; OS Engineering; linux-
>; Akhil Bhansali; Ramprasad Chinthekindi; Amit
> Phansalkar
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] block: Device driver for sTec's PCIe Kronos Card.
> On Sun, Sep 22 2013, Olof Johansson wrote:
> > On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 1:01 PM, Jens Axboe <> wrote:
> > > On Fri, Sep 20 2013, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > >> On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:20:55 -0600 Jens Axboe <>
> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> > > So, it looks like this driver needs a bunch of work before it's
> > >> > > ready to go in. Or, maybe it's better to submit it with a TODO
> > >> > > list for the staging tree instead?
> > >> >
> > >> > Not disagreeing with you, it definitely needs a bit of cleaning.
> > >> > And so far stec has not been very responsive in fixing those issues.
> > >>
> > >> Geeze. Here's what I came up with, mainly to make i386 compile:
> > >
> > > Thanks Andrew. It's not the fixes themselves that are tricky, I
> > > would just have liked a little more proof that the submission wasn't
> > > just a dump'n run.
> >
> > Well, that's what much of the staging process is about, since it needs
> > to come with a todo list (and that list needs to be taken care of
> > before the driver graduates). Honestly, this looks like a prime
> > candidate for that. But it's your tree and your call.
> >
> > Thanks for applying the patch from Andrew, that resolves most of it
> > for me right now.
> I'm sort-of on the fence. It's minor stuff, but it does need cleaning up. So not
> necessarily something that will prevent it from going into 3.12, it's more the
> continued support and development I'm worried about.

Hi Jens,

My name is Amit and I'm managing the host drivers team at sTec (now HGST).

Thank you for your continued support and feedback in this effort. We are really committed to support this driver as part of Linux open source/kernel. I'd like to assure you that this is not a dump and run submission. In the recent past, we were working with Jeff to get this driver ready for open source and have been making necessary revisions. Even in future, my team would be available to investigate the issues and patch the driver accordingly. It would be great if you could consider this driver for 3.12 inclusion.

Thanks and regards,
Amit Phansalkar

> --
> Jens Axboe


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