Re: [PATCH] Promise 'stex' driver

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Fri Jul 21 2006 - 08:11:36 EST

On Thu, Jul 20 2006, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Jens Axboe wrote:
> >On Thu, Jul 20 2006, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> >>Jens Axboe wrote:
> >>>If I thought that it would ever be updated to use block tagging, I would
> >>>not care at all. The motivation to add it from the Promise end would be
> >>>zero, as it doesn't really bring any immediate improvements for them. So
> >>>it would have to be done by someone else, which means me or you. I don't
> >>>have the hardware to actually test it, so unless you do and would want
> >>>to do it, chances are looking slim :-)
> >>>
> >>>It's a bit of a chicken and egg problem, unfortunately. The block layer
> >>>tagging _should_ be _the_ way to do it, and as such could be labelled a
> >>>requirement. I know that's a bit harsh for the Promise folks, but
> >>>unfortunately someone has to pay the price...
> >>I think it's highly rude to presume that someone who has so-far been
> >>responsive, and responsible, will suddenly not be so. That is not the
> >>way to encourage vendors to join the Linux process.
> >>
> >>They set up an alias for Linux maintainer stuff and have been acting
> >>like a maintainer that will stick around. Why punish them for good
> >>behavior?
> >>
> >
> >I'm not trying to be rude to annyone, sorry if that is the impression
> >you got. I'm just looking at things realistically - the fact is that
> >moving to block layer tagging is not something that will benefit
> >Promise, so it'd be fairly low on their agenda of things to do. I don't
> >mean that in any rude sense, I can completely understand that position.
> >Why would you want to change something that works? Hence it's
> >reasonable to assume that eg you or I would eventually have to convert
> >it.
> Did you read the patch that started this thread? Promise has already
> demonstrated they are willing to add changes requested by the community,
> on top of an already-working driver.

Alright, then lets just get it merged and hope it works out.

Jens Axboe

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