Subject: Re: scsipi changes
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/16/2001 09:31:59
>> It's perhaps best in this case to let the target device driver decide, based
>> on policy, whether it wants to wait for a period before it begins to start
>> failing commands and then up to the caller's cleverness as to what it would
>> like to do (detach, retry, fallback to alternate volumes, etc.).
> Hum, I think this should be in the core scsipi itself, not in upper
> level drivers. It's better to have a consistent behavior for all devices.

Oh, I suppose. I guess that because the target driver can reject a detach,
then you can your shorts wrapped your ankles when that happen.

Still, it's the target driver who really should be deciding how important a
selection timeout is.