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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH 3/3] multipath: implement controller framework for hardware handlers (fwd)



Chip Coldwell wrote:
> From: Hannes Reinecke <hare suse de>
> diff --git a/drivers/md/dm-hw-handler.h b/drivers/md/dm-hw-handler.h
>> index 9216682..6f91b55 100644
>> --- a/drivers/md/dm-hw-handler.h
>> +++ b/drivers/md/dm-hw-handler.h
>> @@ -15,10 +15,31 @@
>>  
>>  struct hw_handler_type;
>>  
>> +#define CTLR_ID_LEN 256
>> +
>> +struct hw_controller {
>> +	struct list_head node;
>> +	struct hw_controller_type *type;
>> +	unsigned char ctlr_id[CTLR_ID_LEN];
>> +	struct kref kref;
>> +	spinlock_t lock;
>> +	struct list_head cmd_list;
>> +	int submitted;
>> +	void *context;
>> +};
>> +
>> +struct hw_controller_type {
>> +	char *name;
>> +
>> +	int (*create) (struct hw_controller *ctlr);
>> +	void (*destroy) (struct hw_controller *ctlr);
>> +};
>> +
> 
> Would it make sense to make hw_controller_type a kobj_type?  That way,
> the controller topology could be reflected in sysfs, where it can be
> reached by tools such as lsscsi.
> 
Eventually, maybe.

Plan is to add userland support to manually declare and assign
controller to each priority group.
But I haven't really sorted out the details there (how to pass
information etc) and I really would like to have the basic
infrastructure agreed upon first.
And implementing a kobj_type at this point would be a bit
over the top as we are in the very preliminary stages here.

Once the controller framework is accepted we can think about it.

Cheers,

Hannes
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