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

Ma, Steve steve.ma at intel.com
Thu Jul 9 21:26:57 UTC 2009


James,

Yes, that sounds pretty reasonable. I'll try to "add" an els pass-through function.
Now I have the direction, I'll see what I can do.

Thanks so much for your advice.
Steve Ma

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From: James Smart [mailto:James.Smart at Emulex.Com]
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Subject: Re: [Open-FCoE] [RESUBMIT PATCH] fcoe-utils: fcping implementation via FC pass-through interface

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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