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SubjectRe: [PATCH] scsi: target/sbp: remove firewire SBP target driver
On Tue, 16 Jun 2020, Martin K. Petersen wrote:

> > I haven't used this driver for a long time, but I still own PowerMacs
> > with firewire, and I know I'm not the only one.
>

I need to correct what I wrote above. I recall that years ago, when I
needed to share storage from my Linux box to my PowerBook pismo, I used
ethernet and the globalSAN iSCSI initiator for Mac OS X (which is no
longer freely available AFAICS). When I said that I had used the SBP
target driver before, I misremembered that iSCSI target setup. I've
actually never used the SBP target driver.

> I also have old 1394 hardware kicking around in the basement. But having
> worked with FireWire shared storage targets in the past, I have zero
> desire to ever touch any of that again.
>
> I could understand an objection if we were to entertain removing sbp2.
> But really, how many people are setting up FireWire targets?
>

It's a good question. I don't know the answer.

I have successfully used the Linux sbp2 host driver in the past, and will
probably need to use it again. Likewise, I can see myself using the sbp
target driver in the future because that might interoperate with MacOS 9,
and might provide a bootable device to the PowerMac ROM. iSCSI cannot do
those things.

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