Re: [(re)Announce] Emulex LightPulse Device Driver

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Thu May 13 2004 - 16:28:11 EST

On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 02:21:24PM -0700, David.Egolf@xxxxxxxx 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

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