[openfabrics-ewg] Warning the user that open-iscsi is installed (if iSER is selected)

Erez Zilber erezz at voltaire.com
Wed Feb 14 05:37:39 PST 2007

Erez Zilber wrote:
> As you know, iSER is not a standalone module and is used as a transport
> under open-iscsi. iSER & open-iscsi are installed as part of OFED 1.2.
> The only problem is that open-iscsi is not a natural IB component.
> Therefore, some users may not expect that OFED updates their open-iscsi
> version. I propose that OFED will handle this in the following way:
>     * iSER will not be selected by default (if I'm not wrong, this is
>       what OFED already does).
>     * When the user selects iSER, the UI will mention that open-iscsi
>       will also be installed. Something like: Install ib_iser (includes
>       open-iscsi installation): [y/N]
>     * When installing OFED, open-iscsi package must be not installed. If
>       it is installed, the installation script will return an error code
>       and the user will be prompted to uninstall it first.
>     * Add an explanation to README/release notes.

Vlad, others - can you please respond. I'd like to make the required
changes in OFED scripts.


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