RFC: ATA to CAM integration patch

Alexander Motin mav at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jun 26 20:05:48 UTC 2009

Ed Schouten wrote:
> * Alexander Motin <mav at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
>> I would like to present for testing and feedback present state of my and
>> Scott work on extending CAM subsystem to support ATA in addition to
>> SCSI. At this moment we have:
>>  - CAM transport separated on common and SCSI-specific parts, last one
>> wrapped with small API that allows switching;
> Thanks a lot for working on this. I can't wait to see this code land
> into the tree somewhere in the future. Have you folks thought about a
> way to integrate this? Are the CAM changes going to be committed to the
> tree on beforehand?

We have thought about it. This patch is not very invasive. It does not 
touch existing ATA code and not so much change existing CAM code. Scott 
even discussed it with re@ and got permission to integrate it, if we 
will be ready to do it before BETA3. So, testers are welcome, also SCSI 
and umass ones, to be completely sure that we are not breaking any 
existing functionality.

Alexander Motin

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