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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.osdl.org>2006-12-05 16:09:46 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.osdl.org>2006-12-05 16:09:46 -0800
commitec0bf39a471bf6fcd01def2bd677128cea940b73 (patch)
tree0d98b304d97605613a14329b40ed8cbb88296528 /Documentation
parentbf83c2a315637dee8a8b5c2221ce5030cc38c6db (diff)
parentd32adcb85c74fd81963714689842993e7014515f (diff)
Merge master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jejb/scsi-misc-2.6
* master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jejb/scsi-misc-2.6: (73 commits) [SCSI] aic79xx: Add ASC-29320LPE ids to driver [SCSI] stex: version update [SCSI] stex: change wait loop code [SCSI] stex: add new device type support [SCSI] stex: update device id info [SCSI] stex: adjust default queue length [SCSI] stex: add value check in hard reset routine [SCSI] stex: fix controller_info command handling [SCSI] stex: fix biosparam calculation [SCSI] megaraid: fix MMIO casts [SCSI] tgt: fix undefined flush_dcache_page() problem [SCSI] libsas: better error handling in sas_expander.c [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Change version number to 8.1.11 [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Misc Fixes [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Add soft_wwnn sysfs attribute, rename soft_wwn_enable [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Removed decoding of PCI Subsystem Id [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Add MSI (Message Signalled Interrupts) support [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Adjust LOG_FCP logging [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Fix Memory leaks [SCSI] lpfc 8.1.11 : Fix lpfc_multi_ring_support ...
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
2 files changed, 10 insertions, 26 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index 15e4fed127f6..2e1898e4e8fd 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -1416,6 +1416,11 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
scsi_logging= [SCSI]
+ scsi_mod.scan= [SCSI] sync (default) scans SCSI busses as they are
+ discovered. async scans them in kernel threads,
+ allowing boot to proceed. none ignores them, expecting
+ user space to do the scan.
selinux [SELINUX] Disable or enable SELinux at boot time.
Format: { "0" | "1" }
See security/selinux/Kconfig help text.
diff --git a/Documentation/scsi/scsi_mid_low_api.txt b/Documentation/scsi/scsi_mid_low_api.txt
index 75a535a975c3..6f70f2b9327e 100644
--- a/Documentation/scsi/scsi_mid_low_api.txt
+++ b/Documentation/scsi/scsi_mid_low_api.txt
@@ -375,7 +375,6 @@ Summary:
scsi_add_device - creates new scsi device (lu) instance
scsi_add_host - perform sysfs registration and set up transport class
scsi_adjust_queue_depth - change the queue depth on a SCSI device
- scsi_assign_lock - replace default host_lock with given lock
scsi_bios_ptable - return copy of block device's partition table
scsi_block_requests - prevent further commands being queued to given host
scsi_deactivate_tcq - turn off tag command queueing
@@ -489,20 +488,6 @@ void scsi_adjust_queue_depth(struct scsi_device * sdev, int tagged,
- * scsi_assign_lock - replace default host_lock with given lock
- * @shost: a pointer to a scsi host instance
- * @lock: pointer to lock to replace host_lock for this host
- *
- * Returns nothing
- *
- * Might block: no
- *
- * Defined in: include/scsi/scsi_host.h .
- **/
-void scsi_assign_lock(struct Scsi_Host *shost, spinlock_t *lock)
* scsi_bios_ptable - return copy of block device's partition table
* @dev: pointer to block device
@@ -1366,17 +1351,11 @@ Locks
Each struct Scsi_Host instance has a spin_lock called struct
Scsi_Host::default_lock which is initialized in scsi_host_alloc() [found in
hosts.c]. Within the same function the struct Scsi_Host::host_lock pointer
-is initialized to point at default_lock with the scsi_assign_lock() function.
-Thereafter lock and unlock operations performed by the mid level use the
-struct Scsi_Host::host_lock pointer.
-LLDs can override the use of struct Scsi_Host::default_lock by
-using scsi_assign_lock(). The earliest opportunity to do this would
-be in the detect() function after it has invoked scsi_register(). It
-could be replaced by a coarser grain lock (e.g. per driver) or a
-lock of equal granularity (i.e. per host). Using finer grain locks
-(e.g. per SCSI device) may be possible by juggling locks in
+is initialized to point at default_lock. Thereafter lock and unlock
+operations performed by the mid level use the struct Scsi_Host::host_lock
+pointer. Previously drivers could override the host_lock pointer but
+this is not allowed anymore.