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SubjectRE: [PATCH 7/8] drivers: scsi: storvsc: Set srb_flags in all cases
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christoph Hellwig [mailto:hch@infradead.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 1:45 AM
> To: KY Srinivasan
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; devel@linuxdriverproject.org;
> ohering@suse.com; jbottomley@parallels.com; jasowang@redhat.com;
> apw@canonical.com; linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org; stable@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 7/8] drivers: scsi: storvsc: Set srb_flags in all cases
>
> On Tue, Jul 08, 2014 at 05:46:51PM -0700, K. Y. Srinivasan wrote:
> > Correctly set SRB flags for all valid I/O directions. Some IHV drivers
> > on the Windows host require this.
>
> What are IHV drivers?

If the target is a SAN device, the host simply passes the request over to the native driver stack on the host. Some specific hardware (IHV - independent hadware vendor) drivers on Windows require that SRB flags be correctly set in all cases.

Regards,

K. Y
>
>
> Otherwise looks fine,
>
> Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>


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