Konrad Rzeszutek wrote:
> 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).

Sure, if you can tell me how to get the blob?



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