Re: [RFC] SAS domain layout for Linux sysfs

From: Martin Peschke3
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 09:58:38 EST

Douglas Gilbert wrote
> It has been stated that the SAS discovery algorithm (i.e. the
> recursive use of SMP) should be implemented once in the SAS
> transport layer so that all SAS LLDs can use it. Putting
> the SAS discovery algorithm in the user space may be
> even more politically correct.

Similarly, in the case of Fibre Channel, a common N_Port or
SCSI target device discovery, preferably in user space, seems
to be desirable. This would require some CT and / or ELS
passthrough interface, for example in order to issue queries
to fabric switches.

Martin Peschke

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