Re: [PATCH 16/20] [SCSI] mpt3sas: Added support for customer specific branding

From: Martin K. Petersen
Date: Mon Jun 22 2015 - 16:37:33 EST

>>>>> "Sreekanth" == Sreekanth Reddy <sreekanth.reddy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

Sreekanth> I agree with you that these changes belong in pci.ids. But
Sreekanth> Customers are asking us to print the HBA branding name while
Sreekanth> loading the driver on their custom HBA's.

Yes, and other HBA vendors have done the same (although thankfully this
practice appears to be going out of fashion).

Personally, I find SAS2308 orders of magnitude more useful and helpful
than WHIZ-BANG2010 since the former tells me exactly what chip I'm
dealing with.

Anyway. No big deal. I just think it's a bad habit to use the kernel for
marketing purposes.

Martin K. Petersen Oracle Linux Engineering
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