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SubjectRe: [PATCH] scsi: isci: initialize shost fully before calling scsi_add_host()
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On 16/01/2019 02:54, Martin K. Petersen wrote:
>
> Hi John,
>

Hi Martin,

>>> So in this case I think that accessor functions are actually better
>>> because they allow us to print a big fat warning when you twiddle
>>> something you shouldn't post-initialization. So that's something I think
>>> we could--and should--improve.
>>>
>> Sure, this is an alternative, but I would rather make it obvious when
>> these parameters should be set so that this would not be required.
>
> I would like to have a mechanism in place that warns if you twiddle
> things that break assumptions made at host registration time.

Yes, something more robust would be good.

That's not
> a scenario the old registration interface was designed to handle.
>
> I am not sure I agree with your assertion that setting these masks in
> the struct prior to scsi_add_host() makes this ordering requirement much
> more obvious.
It is not like you are passing in a list of parameters and
> then receiving a separately instantiated immutable scsi_host object. You
> are performing an operation on something you already have and own.
>
> That's why I commented that the current intersection between
> compile-time static host template, dynamically discovered
> pre-registration scsi_host parameters, and the registered runtime
> scsi_host struct is somewhat messy.
>
> Btw. I have no attachment to the prot wrappers whatsoever. The reason
> they exist is that the SCSI integrity support was optional. And
> therefore we had stub functions so things could be compiled without any
> of the integrity fields being present in the various SCSI structs.

I never noticed stubs for setting/getting
Scsi_host.prot_{capabilities,guard_type}

So I
> don't have any problem killing the wrappers except they may actually be
> handy for regressions like this one where you could #error if the driver
> writer violates the ordering requirement.
>

We set many Scsi_host parameters without such safeguarding, and I don't
know what's special about these protection-related members.

Thanks,
John


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