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From: Stefan Richter <>
To: James Bottomley <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ieee1394: sbp2: fix rescan-scsi-bus
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 18:58:34 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1203264186.3082.33.camel@localhost.localdomain>

James Bottomley wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-02-17 at 14:57 +0100, Stefan Richter wrote:
>> rescan-scsi-bus used to add SBP-2 targets which weren't there.
>> +++ linux/drivers/ieee1394/sbp2.c
>> @@ -1974,6 +1974,9 @@ static int sbp2scsi_slave_alloc(struct s
>>  {
>>  	struct sbp2_lu *lu = (struct sbp2_lu *)sdev->host->hostdata[0];
>> +	if (sdev->lun != 0 || sdev->id != lu->ud->id || sdev->channel != 0)
>> +		return -ENODEV;
>> +
> It's hard to know what to say about this.  The infrastructure for
> scanning did move to separate scanned (old parallel and a few other)
> busses from hotplug ones (which is what sbp2 is).  You really need to
> look at the scan_finished and user_scan callbacks.  Unfortunately the
> latter is a transport class function and how all the modern busses (FC,
> SAS and the like do this).

We add SBP-2 devices when they are detected on the FireWire bus.

The status with sbp2 (after the patch) is:
  - sbp2 calls scsi_add_device and scsi_remove_device when an SBP-2
    logical unit comes and goes away.
  - In between those, the user may call scsi_remove_device and
    optionally scsi_add_device via SCSI core's userspace interfaces
    and will get the device removed and re-added, respectively.
However, the latter is an utter useless pastime.  And so would be

Implementing scsi_host_template.scan_finished() is logged to be done as
a possible feature addition.  It has ultra-low priority on my to-do list
though because the drivers have only little more knowledge than
userspace has about when all existing devices at a point in time might
have been discovered.
Stefan Richter
-=====-==--- --=- =---=

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-17 17:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-17 13:56 [PATCH] firewire: fw-sbp2: fix NULL pointer deref in slave_alloc Stefan Richter
2008-02-17 13:57 ` [PATCH] ieee1394: sbp2: fix rescan-scsi-bus Stefan Richter
2008-02-17 16:03   ` James Bottomley
2008-02-17 17:58     ` Stefan Richter [this message]
2008-02-17 21:08       ` Stefan Richter
2008-02-17 17:44 ` [PATCH] firewire: fw-sbp2: fix NULL pointer deref in slave_alloc Stefan Richter
2008-02-17 18:17   ` [PATCH] firewire: fw-sbp2: fix NULL pointer deref in scsi_remove_device Stefan Richter
2008-02-19  8:05     ` [PATCH update] " Stefan Richter

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