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Date:   Tue, 12 Jan 2021 12:25:01 +0100
From:   "Ahmed S. Darwish" <>
To:     John Garry <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] scsi: libsas and users: Remove notifier indirection

Hi John,

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 01:28:32AM +0800, John Garry wrote:
> LLDDs report events to libsas with .notify_port_event and
> .notify_phy_event callbacks.
> These callbacks are fixed and so there is no reason why the functions
> cannot be called directly, so do that.
> This neatens the code slightly, makes it more obvious, and reduces
> function pointer usage, which is generally a good thing. Downside is that
> there are 2x more symbol exports.
> Signed-off-by: John Garry <>

Since this patch necessitates a careful manual rebase of _every_ patch
in my series, I've included it at the top of my v2 submission and
rebased everything on top:

Some left-over 'sas_ha' local variables were removed, and I've mentioned
that in the commit log of course.


Ahmed S. Darwish
Linutronix GmbH

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