Re: your mail

From: Jens Axboe (
Date: Fri Dec 14 2001 - 15:09:48 EST

On Fri, Dec 14 2001, Gérard Roudier wrote:
> > I fixed the problem by seeing what the sym
> > driver did i.e. the patch below
> > This may not be right at all, and I haven't had a
> > chance to boot the kernel - but it did build OK.
> The ncr53c8xx and sym53c8xx version 1 use the obsolete scsi eh handling.
> Moving the eh code from sym53c8xx_2 (version 2) to ncr53c8xx/sym53c8xx is
> quite feasible, but may-be it is just useless given sym53c8xx_2. For now,
> it seems that sym53c8xx_2 replaces both ncr/sym53c8xx without any loss of
> reliability and performance.


For 2.5, why don't we just yank old sym and ncr out of the kernel? Is
there _any_ reason to keep the two older ones given your new driver
handles it all?

Jens Axboe

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