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Re: Asynchronous scsi scanning



On Thu, May 17, 2007 at 03:43:26PM -0400, Benjamin LaHaise wrote:
> On Thu, May 17, 2007 at 01:39:54PM -0600, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > On Fri, May 18, 2007 at 12:34:40AM +0530, Satyam Sharma wrote:
> > > Hmmm, actually those other users could easily write and maintain
> > > a 20-line patch that does the wait for async scans thing for them
> > > using /proc/scsi/scsi in any case.
> > 
> > How about the three users who're bothered by this extra module being
> > built maintain a one-line patch to Kconfig and leave well enough alone?
> 
> The module has an added bonus that it doesn't require any new tools to 
> make work.  Doing it via sysfs/procfs means a new rev of whatever tool 
> generates the boot initrd, plus fixing up boot scripts.  Loading a module 
> can be done via a simple option to the existing boot tools.

That was what James and I thought.  However, the distros seem unhappy
with it.  Of course, they won't actually *comment* on it, they just
disable the async scan and won't talk about why.

What's the point of this kernel-packagers list if not this kind of issue?
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