On 08/10/2017 09:15 PM, Don Brace wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Hannes Reinecke [mailto:h...@suse.de]
>> Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:11 AM
>> To: James Bottomley <james.bottom...@hansenpartnership.com>;
>> Christoph Hellwig <h...@lst.de>
>> Cc: Don Brace <don.br...@microsemi.com>; Martin K. Petersen
>> <martin.peter...@oracle.com>; Meelis Roos <mr...@linux.ee>; linux-
>> Subject: Re: [PATCH RESEND 0/6] hpsa: support legacy boards
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>> On 08/10/2017 04:06 PM, James Bottomley wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2017-08-10 at 09:09 +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>>>> No device support in Linux is unsupported, sorry. I think we're
>>>> getting into the corporate bullshit game a little too much here.
>>> I think there are two different definitions of supported here. To us,
>>> any device to which the driver attaches is "supported". However, if
>>> it's never been tested before it may not work very well. In the Linux
>>> way, we'll try to fix the bugs when they're reported and in that sense
>>> we support the device until nothing in the kernel attaches to its ids
>>> In the corporate world "supported" means we'll sell you a contract
>>> giving you certain rights to report bugs and have us fix them. There
>>> are definite reasons why corporations only support a small range of new
>>> devices, even though devices not on this list may still be attached to
>>> by the driver and thus we (Linux Community) would try to fix the bug
>>> reports for.
>>> I think what you're basically asking for is a different name for the
>>> flag, which is fine? how about 'legacy' instead?
>> Sure, no problem with that.
>> Dr. Hannes Reinecke Teamlead Storage & Networking
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> Ok, but to clarify...
> * Will the cciss driver be removed when these patches are applied? Otherwise
> what will prevent the cciss driver from loading over these devices?
> i.e. how often will users need to be reminded to add
> cciss.cciss_allow_hpsa flag?
The idea is to remove the cciss driver completely once these changes are
in. Preferably with the same patchset to avoid any timing issues.
Dr. Hannes Reinecke Teamlead Storage & Networking
h...@suse.de +49 911 74053 688
SUSE LINUX GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nürnberg
GF: F. Imendörffer, J. Smithard, J. Guild, D. Upmanyu, G. Norton
HRB 21284 (AG Nürnberg)