Adaptec dpti driver¶
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This driver supports the Adaptec I2O RAID and DPT SmartRAID V I2O boards.
The original linux driver was ported to Linux by Karen White while at Dell Computer. It was ported from Bob Pasteur’s (of DPT) original non-Linux driver. Mark Salyzyn and Bob Pasteur consulted on the original driver.
2.0 version of the driver by Deanna Bonds and Mark Salyzyn.
The driver was originally ported to linux version 2.0.34
Rewrite of driver. Re-architectured based on i2o subsystem. This was the first full GPL version since the last version used i2osig headers which were not GPL. Developer Testing version.
First released version
First version ready to be submitted to be embedded in the kernel
Add 64 bit Scatter Gather when compiled on 64 bit architectures
Add sparse lun scanning
Add code that checks if a device that had been taken offline is now online (at the FW level) when test unit ready or inquiry command from scsi-core
Add proc read interface
Add code to rescan routine that notifies scsi-core about new devices
Add support for C-PCI (hotplug stuff)
Add ioctl passthru error recovery
The DPT card optimizes the order of processing commands. Consequently, a command may take up to 6 minutes to complete after it has been sent to the board.
The files dpti_ioctl.h dptsig.h osd_defs.h osd_util.h sys_info.h are part of the interface files for Adaptec’s management routines. These define the structures used in the ioctls. They are written to be portable. They are hard to read, but I need to use them ‘as is’ or I can miss changes in the interface.