[Open-FCoE] [RESUBMIT PATCH] fcoe-utils: fcping implementation via FC pass-through interface

James Smart James.Smart at Emulex.Com
Thu Jul 9 21:14:31 UTC 2009

Ok.  I wouldn't combine CT/ELS though.  I view the library as - it 
should be as compliant as possible to SNIA so it can be used as a 
replacement (and granted snia's definition has issues). But, it could 
certainly contain extras which does more, such as this - although I 
wouldn't treat it as a vendor extension.

Thanks for considering.

-- james

Ma, Steve wrote:
> James,
> I think it is reasonable to add a generic ELS pass-though service 
> function in HBAAPI. But I need to figure out what it will take to make 
> that happen. I will need to discuss the issue with our team to get the 
> estimate and priority. As far as I know, T11 takes the SNIA HBAAPI and 
> created FC-HBA. The ELS service function should be added into FC-HBA. 
> If possible, we could have a single function for both CT and ELS 
> pass-through. What we need to do would be to switch our vendor library 
> from SNIA hbaapi to T11 fc-hba, and we need to revise the FC-HBA spec 
> CT pass-through function to one for CT and ELS. In the meantime, we 
> need to add the ELS/CT pass-through service routine into our vendor 
> library and then update the fcping code to make use of the new fc-hba 
> function. Please advise anything I am missing. I will keep you updated 
> for the progress.
> -- Steve Ma

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