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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC v2 02/24] scsi: allocate separate queue for reserved commands
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>> FWIW, the only other driver (gdth) which I see uses this API has
>> this_id = -1 in the scsi host template.
>>
>>> But alright, I'll give it a go; let's see what I'll end up with.
>>
>> note: If we want a fixed scsi_device per host, calling
>> scsi_mq_setup_tags() -> scsi_get_host_dev() will fail as shost state
>> is not running. Maybe we need to juggle some things there to provide a
>> generic solution.
>>
> It might even get worse, as during device setup things like
> 'slave_alloc' etc is getting called, which has a fair chance of getting
> confused for non-existing devices.
> Cf qla2xxx:qla2xx_slave_alloc() is calling starget_to_rport(), which
> will get us a nice oops when accessing a target which is _not_ the child
> of a fc remote port.

Yes, something similar happens for libsas [hence my hack], where
sas_alloc_target()->sas_find_dev_by_rphy() fails as it cannot handle
rphy for scsi host as parent properly.

> And this is why I'm not utterly keen on this approach; auditing all
> these callbacks is _not_ fun.
>

Understood. And if you can't test them, then a change like this is too
risky for those drivers.

Cheers,
John

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