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Re: [libvirt] Re: [Libvir] ISCSI howto, example, etc?



On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 04:50:12PM +0200, Chris Lalancette wrote:
> Stefan de Konink wrote:
> > I think if you can get iscsi_sysfs.c; get_block_dev_from_lun you have the
> > code already to do this all. So basically get openiscsi into a lib with
> > helper functions.
> 
> OK.  I took a look at this further, and I figured out what is going on here.
> 
> The original impetus for me to re-write the code in
> virStorageBackendISCSIMakeLUN() was because I thought the open-iscsi people had
> changed the output of iscsiadm --mode session -r $session -P 3.  However, that's
> not what actually happened.  What actually happened is that the sysfs files that
> export this information changed somewhere between 2.6.21 and 2.6.24 (which is
> what I was using at the time).  So, the code you point to above in open-iscsi
> tools *also* doesn't work.  That code is expecting the block devices to look
> like block:sdd, which is what you have in your 2.6.21 kernel; but in later
> kernels, it no longer looks like that.
> 
> All that being said, the less we have to depend on parsing, and the more we can
> poke around sysfs and get values, the better.  So in that sense, the change was
> for the better.  I've attached a patch which seems to do the right thing on my
> 2.6.25 based machine; can you test it on 2.6.21 and see if it works?

Can you provide a documentation patch describing the sysfs layout for the 
kernels the patch is intended to support, along with captured output from 
the isciadm tool running on each, for the various commands libvirt needs 
to run. 

The only way we are going to avoid breaking this repeatedly is to get 
serious around documentating the variants we need to support then then
testing them. The example output from iscsidam tool then can be used to
build a fake iscsiadm tool invoked by the test suites exercising all the 
new code.

Regards,
Daniel.
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