Subject: Re: scsipi changes
To: Matthew Jacob <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/16/2001 19:54:58
On Mon, Jul 16, 2001 at 09:31:59AM -0700, Matthew Jacob wrote:
> >>
> >> 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.

I can't see why, sorry. Can you give an example of why selection timeout
should be handled differently for 2 different type of device ?

Manuel Bouyer <>