Commit 5e2fb917 authored by Stefan Richter's avatar Stefan Richter Committed by James Bottomley
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explain the hidden scsi_wait_scan Kconfig variable

People keep sending patches to expose CONFIG_SCSI_WAIT_SCAN as a tunable
item.  These patches aren't accepted upstream, so let's stop the ongoing
irritation of people due to the unconditionally installed module and its
Kconfig symbol.
Signed-off-by: default avatarStefan Richter <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJames Bottomley <>
parent 017b2ae3
......@@ -258,10 +258,21 @@ config SCSI_SCAN_ASYNC
or async on the kernel's command line.
tristate # No prompt here, this is an invisible symbol.
default m
depends on SCSI
depends on MODULES
# scsi_wait_scan is a loadable module which waits until all the async scans are
# complete. The idea is to use it in initrd/ initramfs scripts. You modprobe
# it after all the modprobes of the root SCSI drivers and it will wait until
# they have all finished scanning their buses before allowing the boot to
# proceed. (This method is not applicable if targets boot independently in
# parallel with the initiator, or with transports with non-deterministic target
# discovery schemes, or if a transport driver does not support scsi_wait_scan.)
# This symbol is not exposed as a prompt because little is to be gained by
# disabling it, whereas people who accidentally switch it off may wonder why
# their mkinitrd gets into trouble.
menu "SCSI Transports"
depends on SCSI
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