On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 8:04 PM, Mike Christie <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Doron Shoham wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Why does the init script on suse re-discovers all iscsi targets which were 
>> set
>> to automatic login?
>> To avoid deadlocks on the root fs there is patch which limits the number of 
>> retries on first login.
>> When doing so, it sets back all the default parameters (overriding any user 
>> definitions).
>> I think it should be like in redhat - just login to all the targets which 
>> are automatic.
>>
>> Another issue is that the script logouts only from automatic nodes (not from 
>> all nodes as in redhat).
>> This causes a bug, when iscsi is stopped while manual node is still 
>> logged-in (session is active).
>> The result is that iscsid is down but session is still alive - iscsiadm -m 
>> session shows this stale session.
>> I suggest that we do the same as redhat, any objections?
>>
>>
>> Also, what is the purpose of "node.startup" parameter?
>> When is it in use?
>>
>
> node.startup should be renamed record.startup. The possible values are
> automatic, manual and onboot. When the init scripts start they can run
> over the the db and check which records that the users has requested
> autoatmic startup for and login at that time.
>
> onboot is used to for the session used for boot/root. It just signals
> the tools to handle it differently. During shutdown for example we
> cannot kill that session when the init script stop is done, because it
> is still needed for root.
>
> manual is used because a lot of targets will return all the portals on
> the target. Some of these portals may be disabled or not even connected
> to the network. Instead of iscsiadm/iscsid wasting time trying to log in
> admins can mark them as manual and the init scripts will not auto start
> them. Why not just delete them of they cannot be used? I do not know.
>
The question is why there are two node.startup fields and what is the
difference between them (if any):
node.startup
AND
node.conn[0].startup

Thanks,
Eli

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