[ofa-general] resolve conflict between OFED 1.3 and 2.6.18 with ISCSI
Brian J. Murrell
Brian.Murrell at Sun.COM
Mon Apr 14 06:41:22 PDT 2008
On Mon, 2008-04-14 at 16:05 +0300, Erez Zilber wrote:
> General comment - in the future, I suggest that you send OFED related
> e-mails also to the EWG list and to me (I maintain iSER in OFED &
I will probably need to subscribe first. :-(
> OFED 1.3 provides open-iscsi 2.0-865.15 (userspace & kernel). This
> version is newer than the version that is shipped with RHEL5. It also
> has full iSER support.
Yeah, I had a feeling that what I really wanted was to use the
> Yeah, it is an open-iscsi transport, so you must have open-iscsi in
> order to use this driver. With OFED 1.3, qla4xxx is not included. We
> only included the TCP & iSER transports.
> Of course. You can't have open-iscsi modules twice.
Exactly, which is why I want to disable them in the kernel if I can.
> OFED is shipped with its own version of open-iscsi because I don't want
> to support multiple versions of open-iscsi (each distro has its own
> version of open-iscsi).
That's certainly fair enough.
> Also, having a newer version of open-iscsi
> (which we have in OFED) fixes many bugs and adds new features (which is
Indeed. All the more reason to use the OFED supplied one. However...
> Is qla4xxx the only problem that you have with open-iscsi in OFED?
Looking through the kernel Kconfig files, it does appear that
SCSI_QLA_ISCSI is the only driver needing SCSI_ISCSI_ATTRS that isn't in
the OFED 1.3 release.
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