Subject: Re: scsipi changes
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Matthew Jacob <email@example.com>
Date: 07/16/2001 11:43:52
> >> 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.
> Yeah, but idiosyncratic per-driver timeouts with no or idiosyncratic
> ways to change them leads to chaos.
Umm. Yeah, you're right.
> Here's a strawman: keep timeout information in one consistent place in
> the mid-layer, with
> 1) A global default
> 2) A callback for any hba instance to override the default for itself
> (Matt's "policy"), and a config-time message letting the user know
> the HBA asserted its "policy".
> 3) A way to force wired-down defaults in a wired-down kernel config
> I'm thinking iSCSI...
I could live with this.