cvs commit: src/sys/cam/scsi scsi_sg.c scsi_sg.h src/sys/modules/cam Makefile src/sys/conf NOTES files src/sys/compat/linux linux_ioctl.c linux_ioctl.h

Larry Rosenman ler at
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
> it.
> Scott
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).

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