Re: [RFC PATCH v8 01/10] ras: scrub: Add scrub subsystem

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Focusing on just one bit.

> > Now, the question of how many legacy scrub interfaces should be
> > considered in this design out of the gate is a worthwhile discussion. I
> > am encouraged that this ABI is at least trying to handle more than 1
> > backend, which makes me feel better that adding a 3rd and 4th might not
> > be prohibitive.  
> See above.
> I'm perfectly fine with: "hey, we have a new scrub API interfacing to
> RAS scrub capability and it is *the* thing to use and all other hw scrub
> functionality should be shoehorned into it.
> So this thing's design should at least try to anticipate supporting
> other scrub hw.
> Because there's EDAC too. Why isn't this scrub thing part of EDAC? Why
> isn't this scrub API part of edac_core? I mean, this is all RAS so why
> design a whole new thing when the required glue is already there?
> We can just as well have a
> 	/sys/devices/system/edac/scrub/
> node hierarchy and have everything there.

A few questions about this. It seems an unusual use fake devices and a bus
so I'm trying to understand how we might do something that looks more standard
but perhaps also fit within the existing scheme.  I appreciate this stuff
has evolved over a long time, so lots of backwards compatibility concerns.

If I follow this right the current situation is:

/sys/devices/system/edac is the 'virtual' device registered on the edac bus.

> Why does it have to be yet another thing?
> And if it needs to be separate, who's going to maintain it?
> > Which matches what I reacted to on the last posting:
> > 
> >    "Maybe it is self evident to others, but for me there is little in these
> >     changelogs besides 'mechanism exists, enable it'"
> > 
> > ...and to me that feedback was taken to heart with much improved
> > changelogs in this new posting.  
> Ok.
> > This init time feature probing discussion feels like it was born from a
> > micommunication / misunderstanding.  
> Yes, it seems so, thanks for clarifying things.
> I still am unclear on the usecases and how this is supposed to be used
> and also, as mentioned above, we have a *lot* of RAS functionality
> spread around the kernel. Perhaps we should start unifying it instead of
> adding more...
> So the big picture and where we're headed to, needs to be clarified first.
> Thx.

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