On 14 Sep, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 06:01:53PM +0200, Stefan Richter wrote:
>> + - for non-SCSI hardware whose drivers translate from and to SCSI
>> + protocols, like the IDE-SCSI emulation driver and most notably
>> + for all SATA drivers.
> You left out PATA running libata drivers. Not just SATA is affected
> there. Looks pretty decent otherwise.
From: Stefan Richter <[email protected]>
Subject: SCSI: update Kconfig help text to indicate SCSI core's widespread usage
Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <[email protected]>
drivers/scsi/Kconfig | 32 ++++++++++++++++++++------------
1 file changed, 20 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
@@ -12,23 +12,31 @@ config SCSI
depends on BLOCK
select SCSI_DMA if HAS_DMA
- If you want to use a SCSI hard disk, SCSI tape drive, SCSI CD-ROM or
- any other SCSI device under Linux, say Y and make sure that you know
- the name of your SCSI host adapter (the card inside your computer
- that "speaks" the SCSI protocol, also called SCSI controller),
- because you will be asked for it.
- You also need to say Y here if you have a device which speaks
- the SCSI protocol. Examples of this include the parallel port
- version of the IOMEGA ZIP drive, USB storage devices, Fibre
- Channel, FireWire storage and the IDE-SCSI emulation driver.
+ This option enables core support for SCSI protocols.
+ You need it
+ - for classic parallel SCSI hardware,
+ - for newer SCSI transports such as Fibre Channel, FireWire storage,
+ or iSCSI,
+ - for non-SCSI hardware which speaks SCSI protocols, such as USB
+ storage devices or the parallel port version of Iomega Zip drive,
+ - for non-SCSI hardware whose drivers translate from and to SCSI
+ protocols, most notably all Serial ATA drivers, and Parallel ATA
+ via the ATA configuration option.
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here and read
The module will be called scsi_mod.
However, do not compile this as a module if your root file system
- (the one containing the directory /) is located on a SCSI device.
+ (the one containing the directory /) is located on a SCSI device
+ or on a device whose driver represents it as SCSI device, as
+ indicated above. Choose Y in this case, or set up an initrd.
+ Subsequent options in this menu enable specific SCSI command set
+ support for harddisks, CD/DVD-ROM/R/W, tapes etc.. This menu also
+ presents options for specific SCSI controllers, while options for
+ some other SCSI transports and all non-SCSI controllers are located
+ in other menus (SATA, USB, FireWire etc.).
@@ -120,7 +128,7 @@ config BLK_DEV_SR
tristate "SCSI CDROM support"
depends on SCSI
- If you want to use a SCSI or FireWire CD-ROM under Linux,
+ If you want to use a SCSI, SATA, USB or FireWire CD-ROM or DVD-ROM,
say Y and read the SCSI-HOWTO and the CDROM-HOWTO at
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>. Also make sure to say
Y or M to "ISO 9660 CD-ROM file system support" later.
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