Re: [PATCH 3/6] block: Create scsi_sense.h for SCSI and ATAPI

From: Martin K. Petersen
Date: Wed May 23 2018 - 16:14:00 EST


> obj-$(CONFIG_SCSI) += scsi/
> So: this needs to live in block/ just like CONFIG_BLK_SCSI_REQUEST's
> scsi_ioctl.c. I will split it into CONFIG_BLK_SCSI_SENSE, but I'll
> still need to move the code from drivers/scsi/ to block/. Is this
> okay?

The reason this sucks is that scsi_normalize_sense() is an inherent core
feature in the SCSI layer. Dealing with sense data for ioctls is just a
fringe use case.

I don't want to get too hung up on what goes where. But architecturally
it really irks me to move a core piece of SCSI state machine
functionality out of the subsystem to accommodate ioctl handling.

I'm traveling today so I probably won't get a chance to look closely
until tomorrow morning.

Martin K. Petersen Oracle Linux Engineering