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2011-11-16cciss: auto engage SCSI mid layer at driver load timeStephen M. Cameron1-8/+6
A long time ago, probably in 2002, one of the distros, or maybe more than one, loaded block drivers prior to loading the SCSI mid layer. This meant that the cciss driver, being a block driver, could not engage the SCSI mid layer at init time without panicking, and relied on being poked by a userland program after the system was up (and the SCSI mid layer was therefore present) to engage the SCSI mid layer. This is no longer the case, and cciss can safely rely on the SCSI mid layer being present at init time and engage the SCSI mid layer straight away. This means that users will see their tape drives and medium changers at driver load time without need for a script in /etc/rc.d that does this: for x in /proc/driver/cciss/cciss* do echo "engage scsi" > $x done However, if no tape drives or medium changers are detected, the SCSI mid layer will not be engaged. If a tape drive or medium change is later hot-added to the system it will then be necessary to use the above script or similar for the device(s) to be acceesible. Signed-off-by: Stephen M. Cameron <scameron@beardog.cce.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
2011-08-08cciss: Adds simple mode functionalityJoseph Handzik1-0/+10
Signed-off-by: Joseph Handzik <joseph.t.handzik@beardog.cce.hp.com> Acked-by: Stephen M. Cameron <scameron@beardog.cce.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com>
2011-05-06cciss: add cciss_tape_cmds module paramterStephen M. Cameron1-0/+15
This is to allow number of commands reserved for use by SCSI tape drives and medium changers to be adjusted at driver load time via the kernel parameter cciss_tape_cmds, with a default value of 6, and a range of 2 - 16 inclusive. Previously, the driver limited the number of commands which could be queued to the SCSI half of the the driver to only 2. This is to fix the problem that if you had more than two tape drives, you couldn't, for example, erase or rewind them all at the same time. Signed-off-by: Stephen M. Cameron <scameron@beardog.cce.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com>
2008-11-14Create/use more directory structure in the Documentation/ tree.Randy Dunlap1-0/+171
Create Documentation/blockdev/ sub-directory and populate it. Populate the Documentation/serial/ sub-directory. Move MSI-HOWTO.txt to Documentation/PCI/. Move ioctl-number.txt to Documentation/ioctl/. Update all relevant 00-INDEX files. Update all relevant Kconfig files and source files. Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>