> -----Original Message-----
> From: open-iscsi@googlegroups.com [mailto:open-is...@googlegroups.com]
> On Behalf Of Mike Christie
> Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 2:03 PM
> To: open-iscsi
> Subject: iscsi offload boot support
> 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
> daemon in the initramfs and start it before running iscsistart or
> iscsiadm.

If the iSCSI offload is enabled or disabled in the subsequent reboots
then we will end up with duplicate iface configuration files during each
boot ...

A clean up of the iface configuration would be required for the same
interface that undergoes change in offload/no-offload state over
subsequent reboots otherwise there will be failure messages for the
login through the redundant iface interface ..


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