On Tue, Feb 03, 2009 at 10:30:13AM +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> Mike Christie wrote:
> > Konrad Rzeszutek wrote:
> >> On Mon, Feb 02, 2009 at 11:39:18AM +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> When using 2-way chap and booting from an intel network card with intel 
> >>> firmware initiator, their is no way to specify the username in the 
> >>> firmware 
> >>> initiator for the reverse chap, nor does it care what username the target 
> >>> provides.
> >>>
> >>> However under sysfs (ibft) there is a reverse username attribute 
> >>> (containing 
> >>> garbage) and as this garbage is not provided by the target open-iscsi 
> >>> does not 
> >>> want to talk to the target.
> >> That is b/c the ibft module parses the iBFT structure and this is the 
> >> offset where
> >> the reverse username attribute is at. You can insert a bunch of printks in 
> >> the 
> >> module and see data.
> >>
> >> Better yet, try this attached tool. I wrote it up some time with a 
> >> different purpose
> >> in mind and just now converted it over to read from /dev/mem. Try it and 
> >> see if the
> >> data comes out looking valid.
> >>
> >> (Last time I used it on an Intel NICs, they would insert 0xFF everywhere 
> >> in the 
> >> IBFT).
> >>
> >>> So how do we work around this?
> >> Try to use the IBM HS-20 (ibm-hs20-iscsi.lab.redhat.com, I think)
> >>
> > 
> > Hey, so this is a problem with only intel nics? If so let's talk to the 
> > intel guys to see if they are going to fix it, or is already fixed by 
> > just updating the firmware.
> > 
> 
> Yes, this seems to be a problem with the ibft of the intel nic firmware. I do 
> not have the all FF FF problem, everything is correct, except for the 
> reverseusername, which is not surprising as the firmware BIOS setup interface 
> does not allow one to specify a reverseusername. But then I would expect the 
> reverse username sysfs attribute to be empty which it is not (which undoubtly 
> is a firmware bug).

OK. Can you send me the binary blob? Maybe there is something that can
be done in the iscsi_ibft to detect this and do the right thing (ie, not
fill reverse username with garbage).


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