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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
To: David.Egolf@Bull.com
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [(re)Announce] Emulex LightPulse Device Driver
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 22:26:18 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20040513222618.A16617@infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <OF43CA8574.3A9C651D-ON07256E93.00714C91-07256E93.0075513F@az05.bull.com>; from David.Egolf@Bull.com on Thu, May 13, 2004 at 02:21:24PM -0700

On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 02:21:24PM -0700, David.Egolf@Bull.com wrote:
> The first bullet on your post is of interest to us.  We currently support 
> customers with Emulex fc cards using a 2.4 kernel on IA64.  Our software 
> employs the hba api supplied from Emulex in order determine the 
> configuration of the SAN(s) connected to the cards.
> 
> Your comment is on the terse side.  Is your comment directed at this 
> particular implementation of the hba api code, the current packaging 
> situation, or do you have a general disregard for the hba api strategy? In 
> short, do you believe that the hba api can and/or should be supported for 
> the Emulex LightPulse Device Driver? 

The SNIA HBA API is horrible interface, and we won't support it as a mean
to interact with the kernel.  We're looking into a common API for quering
attributes of FC HBAs using sysfs and the fc transport class.

If someone wants to build a HBA API library ontop of that - we'll not my
business.


  reply	other threads:[~2004-05-13 21:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2004-05-13 21:21 David.Egolf
2004-05-13 21:26 ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2004-05-17 21:25 Smart, James
2004-05-14 19:51 Smart, James
2004-05-14 20:03 ` 'Christoph Hellwig'
2004-05-10 16:47 Smart, James
2004-05-09  4:33 Smart, James
2004-05-09  8:20 ` Christoph Hellwig
2004-05-09  8:51   ` Christoph Hellwig
2004-05-10 16:34 ` Matthew Wilcox

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