On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 02:41:14AM -0600, Mike Christie wrote:
> On 01/15/2010 02:33 AM, Mike Christie wrote:
> >Hey,
> >
> >In the open-iscsi git tree there is now offload boot support. The driver
> >must support ibft or OF. This means that bnx2i and cxgb3i are supported.
> >If you run
> >
> >iscsistart -b
> >or
> >iscsiadm -m fw -l
> >
> >it will create sessions using the offload card that was used for boot.
> >
> >
> >iscsiadm -m discovery -t fw
> >
> >This will create ifaces or update existing ones with the ibft/of info
> >for the offload card, and it will set things up so the targets in
> >ibft/of are setup in the node db to accessed through the card.
> >
> >However, because I am not sure if any distros can support this and it
> >conflicts with the old behavior I turned it off by default. To turn it
> >on you need to compile the userspace code with OFFLOAD_BOOT_SUPPORTED.
> >
> >
> >To support this, distros or users that like pain, should add the offlaod
> >driver (cxgb3i or bnx2i) to the initramfs, and for bnx2i you need to
> >also throw in the brcm or uip (depends on the code version/base) daemon
> >in the initramfs and start it before running iscsistart or iscsiadm.
> >
> Oh yeah one other note. For bnx2i, you also need to bring up some other 
> bnx2/bnx2x nic still. This requires a kernel fix. For cxgb3i this is not 
> needed.

Hmm.. can you be more speficic? if eth0 has offloaded boot configured,
what do you need to do for eth1, because of the bug? 

-- Pasi

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