Re: [PATCH] cciss: add passthrough ioctl

Alan Cox (
03 Mar 2003 16:55:11 +0000

On Mon, 2003-03-03 at 15:27, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 03, 2003 at 09:26:40AM +0600, Stephen Cameron wrote:
> > Because, in order to flash the array controller firmware,
> > it's got to be done that way...
> I don't buy this. Sorry. What's against creating a device for this
> controller itself ?
> (And yes, the kernel could use a formal ioctl number for "upgrade firmware")

All the other devices supporting firmware upgrade use ioctls for it. Its one
of those suitably obscure things where you don't care too much about the api
and you certainly don't want to get the wrong device!

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