Hi Mike, Mike Christie wrote: > Hannes Reinecke wrote: >> For boot from iSCSI we need to the fwparam_ibft program >> to setup the network correctly. This patch moves the >> fwparam_ibft files into a library and adds a new program >> fwparam_ibft to print out the network parameter. >> > > Why do you need a new program to print out the network info? I was > working on the same problem, and was working on a patch to print it out > with the rest of the ibft info. The patch was made over some RHEL/FC > stuff that is used with the ibft sysfs module Konrad did (I or Konard > will post the rest of the code later (I thought he had, but I did not > see it on the list)). > Note that this is basically backwards-compability, ie for systems where there is not iBFT info in sysfs. For those we (or at lease I) need this program.
> I am not sure I care much which one we do. I just do not like the extra > program because it is one more thing to remember, so I started the way I > did. > Yep, it's okay for mainline. But having the sad task to support backwards compability I still have to get the information from somewhere. > Oh yeah, have you tried the ppc stuff yet? What does it print out for > the netdevice? The ibft kernel module links to the net device sysfs dir > which is nice, so you do not have to match MAC addrs. > Actually, no, I haven't tried the ppc stuff. But as it's using the same interface it should work, too. Famous last words :-) > Also what you going to do for DHCP? Are you just going to use the ip > values from ibft? Makes sense. I am just asking, because I noticed weird > behavior for that with intel and broadcom cards, and were wondering if > you saw the same. > The Broadcom cards I've tested with didn't support DHCP for iSCSI, and no-one complained about it ... so I didn't really care. But yes, we should ensure that DHCP works properly, too. Cheers, Hannes -- Dr. Hannes Reinecke zSeries & Storage [EMAIL PROTECTED] +49 911 74053 688 SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nürnberg GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nürnberg) --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "open-iscsi" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/open-iscsi -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---