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Date:   Mon, 8 Jul 2019 08:01:08 +0200
From:   Hannes Reinecke <>
        "Elliott, Robert (Servers)" <>,
        Bart Van Assche <>,
        Marc Gonzalez <>,
        James Bottomley <>,
        Martin Petersen <>
Cc:     SCSI <>,
        LKML <>,
        Christoph Hellwig <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1] scsi: Don't select SCSI_PROC_FS by default

On 7/5/19 7:53 PM, Douglas Gilbert wrote:
> On 2019-07-05 3:22 a.m., Hannes Reinecke wrote:
[ .. ]
>> As mentioned, is keeping references to /proc/scsi as
>> a fall back only, as it's meant to work kernel independent. Per default
>> it'll be using /sys, and will happily work without /proc/scsi.
>> So it's really only /proc/scsi/sg which carries some meaningful
>> information; maybe we should move/copy it to somewhere else.
>> I personally like getting rid of /proc/scsi.
> /proc/scsi/device_info doesn't seem to be in sysfs.
> Could the contents of /proc/scsi/sg/* be placed in
> /sys/class/scsi_generic/* ? Currently that directory only has symlinks
> to the sg devices.
The sg parameters are already available in /sys/module/sg/parameters;
so from that perspective I feel we're good.
Problem is /proc/scsi/device_info, for which we currently don't have any
other location to store it at.


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