Subject: Re: More verbose SCSI errors...
To: John F. Woods <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/20/1997 10:53:56
On Tue, 19 Aug 1997 12:59:33 -0400  "John F. Woods" wrote:

> > What you suggest though, does raise a tough call question. I really
> > am torn between taking the BSDI approach (requiring more userland work,
> > but that's okay) and getting instant functionality.
> Perhaps a loadable kernel module could contain the strings, and the scsi
> driver can test for the presence of the module:  no module, minimalist hex
> version (not necessarily just a raw dump); if the module is present, call it
> and let it format the printout as it sees fit.  The module could even print
> a minimally interpreted version on the console and make the raw data available
> for a user-land application to write novels about.

This could be an option when all ports have working LKM's, but the boxes
I mostly use and want this functionality for (pmax) don't have working
LKM's yet...