Mike Christie wrote:
> On 06/12/2009 07:10 AM, Rakesh Ranjan wrote:
>> Mike Christie wrote:
>>> On 06/09/2009 12:50 PM, Benjamin Li wrote:
>>>> Hi Rakesh,
>>>> Your idea of eliminating the 'brcm_iscsiuio' daemon and integrating 
>>>> that
>>>> code as a shared library into iscsid is a great idea.  Just having the
>>>> iscsid daemon to configure and run would make it easier for the end
>>>> user.  But pushing for this would be an long term goal for me because
>>>> currently, I do not have enough free cycles to accomplish this in the
>>>> foreseeable future.
>>>> The following changes would need to occur for this idea to work:
>>>> *  change iscsid to recognize the new configuration options
>>>> *  eliminate the UNIX socket layer code between 'brcm_iscsiuio' and
>>>> iscsid and replace it with new code so that the uIP could directly
>>>> access iscsid data
>>>> *  stabilize the uIP code so that a crash/hang doesn't take down 
>>>> iscsid,
>>>> also the uIP code still is changing and should be stabilized
>>>> *  continue to separate the uIP stack with hardware specific UIO code.
>>>> *  change uIP utility functions (ie. logging, wrappers) to use the
>>>> routines provided by iscsid.
>>>> I think it is a great idea, if I or someone get some time to work on
>>>> this, I think it would make the iscsi offload solution much simpler.
>>> I like this idea too. I can help.
>> Hi Mike,
>> What's your opinion about interfaces, that iscsid should provide to
>> support uIP/vendor library scheme. I am working on this, it would be
>> helpful to have your thoughts on it.
> At this point I am not sure. What are you guys planning on using from 
> their uip and where are you guys breaking from it? Maybe a rough draft 
> implemtnation would be good. It does not have to work or even compile. 
> Just something high level (even a RFC email would do) so I can get a 
> idea of what craziness everyone is doing :)

Okay, RFC would be good. I will post it soon :).

Rakesh Ranjan

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