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An fc4 user appears

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 10:52:22AM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 06:16:05PM -0700, Mr Ian Primus wrote:
> > So, now I have Linux installed. Next task: getting the fibre channel
> > working. I'm currently digging through the configuration options on the
> > kernel. (Downloaded from kernel.org) I can't for the life of me
> > find the Sun fibre channel driver. I could have sworn it was SOC or
> > something like that...
> On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 06:46:56PM -0700, Mr Ian Primus wrote:
> > Doing some more digging, it seems that the Sun fibre channel driver is
> > missing from recent versions of the kernel, the newest one I've been able
> > to find that contains it is 2.6.23. On this kernel, it's in drivers/fc4,
> > and Fibre Channel support is a menu option right in the main menu after
> > make menuconfig. I can't find this driver in the newer kernels. Does
> > anyone know what happened to it? Did it get merged in with another driver?
> > 
> > I really want to get this A5000 working :)
> fc4 was removed in October 2007 with this commit:
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=1ecd3902c6e16c2445165b872c49e73770b72da7

Yep, I removed it.  Resurrecting it will be quite a task.  Best of luck.
I'm willing to answer questions (please cc linux-scsi), but not do
the work.

Matthew Wilcox				Intel Open Source Technology Centre
"Bill, look, we understand that you're interested in selling us this
operating system, but compare it to ours.  We can't possibly take such
a retrograde step."

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