cvs commit: src/sys/cam/scsi scsi_sg.c scsi_sg.h
Makefile src/sys/conf NOTES files src/sys/compat/linux linux_ioctl.c
ler at lerctr.org
Sun Apr 8 00:37:26 UTC 2007
On Sat, 7 Apr 2007, Scott Long wrote:
> To tell you the truth, the SG device has one of the worst programming
> interfaces that I've ever seen. Even the various official docs on it
> complain about how bad it is. I've written apps for CAM, including a
> swiss-army-knife java-based management app, and CAM is vastly superior.
> I tried porting the app to linux and gave up due to how limited and
> unpleasant it was. From the kernel side, it's even scarier.
> But beyond that, the work I committed here was about opening up FreeBSD
> to more storage management opportunities. So I'm happy with whatever
> anyone wants to do with it that furthers that goal. I'd like to see
> the native interface be used as a bridge to help introduce programmers
> to FreeBSD and CAM; if the sg3_utils package is a step in that
> direction or if it provides tools that camcontrol doesn't, then go for
I assume that this is NOT a MFC candidate? (Since I think I may have been
at least part of the genesis of the request from Roman).
Larry Rosenman http://www.lerctr.org/~ler
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