Re: [ANNOUNCE] QLogic qla2xxx driver update available (v8.00.00b4).

From: Lars Marowsky-Bree (
Date: Fri Jul 18 2003 - 07:12:02 EST

On 2003-07-18T12:23:04,
   Christoph Hellwig <> said:

> - the driver still has multipath support in the lowlevel driver which
> we don't want in Linux

Fully agreed.

Please come and attend the multipath session at the Kernel Summit and/or
the Ottawa Linux Symposium next week to learn why this is a bad idea and
how it can be done better ->

However, for backwards compatibility with 2.4, I assume it might still
be needed in 2.5/2.6, but _only_ with the clear intend of phasing it out
within 2.6 and dropping it in 2.7.

QLogic is reasonably good already in that it can be disabled via a
module parameter (ql2xfailover=0), allowing the higher level solutions
to operate.

    Lars Marowsky-Brée <>

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