On 21 Jan 2009 at 12:01, Mike Christie wrote:

> Ulrich Windl wrote:
> > On 20 Jan 2009 at 13:34, Mike Christie wrote:
> > 
> >> Ulrich Windl wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> there are "Initiator Session IDs" (ISID) and "Target Session IDs" (TSID) 
> >>> in the 
> >>> iSCSI specification. "iscsiadm -m session -i" (from SLES10 SP1) displays:
> >>> "Session (sid 6)": is that the ISID?
> >> No. It is just the kernel's identifier for the session.
> >>
> >>> "Host Number: 9 ": is that the TSID?
> >> No. It is the kernel's identifier for the host that the session is on.
> >>
> >>> If both is true, I'd suggest to adjust the wording to be closer to the 
> >>> specification.
> >>> If I'm wrong, can I display TSIDs and ISIDs?
> >>>
> >> No. It is not currently displayed. I can add it.
> > 
> > Hi Mike,
> > 
> > so both are a table index, and the table knows the ISID and TSID?
> > 
> I guess sort of table index. The table currently does not know TSID. We 
> do not store this. I would have to add code to parse this out of the 
> login info and store it so it could be printed out. For isid I have this 
> info for software iscsi but for hardware iscsi like qla4xxx I need to 
> add code.


just when others are wondering: Occasionally soemeone has to do packet traces 
end-to-end comparisons) to trace some obscure problems, and being able to have 
those IDs seems like a good idea to me -- "pro-active". But if those are  hard 
get: Don't invest too much time.


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