On 08/09/2017 04:23 PM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 02, 2017 at 04:13:24PM +0200, Hannes Reinecke wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> as we're trying to get rid of the remaining request_fn drivers here's
>> a patchset to move the DAC960 driver to the SCSI stack.
>> The new driver is called 'mylex'.
>> The Mylex/DAC960 HBA comes in two flavours; the later one (V2) already
>> has a pretty complete SCSI emulation layer, so we just have to reformat
>> the command.
>> For for earlier ones (V1) we don't have a SCSI emulation layer for the
>> logical drives, so I've added a (pretty rudimentary, admittedly) SCSI
>> translation for them.
>> And the weird proc interface has been converted to sysfs attributes.
> It seems like V1 and V2 basically don't share any code at all, so it seems
> like they should be separate drivers.  And for V1 it seems like it might
> even be better off as a blk-mq driver - which could then reuse the DAC960
> name and device nodes?
> For the V2 firmware your approach looks great, though.
Guess what, I've started doing the separation already :-)
For V1 I'm indeed unsure; thing is, it _does_ have a SCSI passthrough
for the physical devices, so that definitely simplifies things.
And for the logical drives; doing a SCSI emulation is not hard to do
(especially so if one sticks with SCSI-3 :-), so I'd rather move it to
become a SCSI driver.


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