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On 5/18/07, Matthew Wilcox <matthew@xxxxxx> wrote:
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?
[ BTW, this is the last time I'll try explaining this to you. ] The one-line patch you're suggesting *would*not*allow* one to use the async scanning _at_all_. If one really wants to use async scanning reliably (even in the future, as it can be turned on at boot-time later, like you very well know), that module *must* be built. Making it user-visible and/or optional would *not* be a solution but a *problem*. What I have been suggesting is *not* to make this *dummy module* user-visible and/or optional but to _not_ use this *dummy module* for this purpose in the first place. [ There. What was this ... third ... fourth time? ]
> 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.
[ This time, I don't see the subject changing, nor a "change in the general direction of the thread blah blah blah", and still you feel compelled to not maintain the CC list. Wow. ] - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe kernel-packagers" in the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
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