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

From: Lars Marowsky-Bree (
Date: Fri Jul 18 2003 - 07:41:27 EST

On 2003-07-18T13:34:04,
   Christoph Hellwig <> said:

> So what? Vendor ship all kinds of strange stuff and we can't really
> keep the compat cruft for that around. And the mpio stuff in qla2xxx
> is _lots_ of cruft.

The other points you mentioned preclude merging it into mainline right
now anyway and needs fixing. Your comments there are spot on.

However, while I agree about this being cruft in qla2xxx, it is _used_.
It's a driver / HBA feature which is actively deployed. I'd like to see
it go sooner than later, but by blocking this feature you preclude
those users of the driver from using the mainline one again, which is
the entire point of this exercise.

Dropping such a feature needs some preparation to protect the users, and
isn't justified by the personal dislikes of myself or you I'm afraid

    Lars Marowsky-Brée <>

SuSE Labs - Research & Development, SuSE Linux AG
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