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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add iSCSI IBFT Support (v0.3)
On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 11:36:21AM -0400, darnok@68k.org wrote:
> > >
> > > /sys/firmware/ibft/ethernet0/pci-bdf
> > > 5:1:0
> >
> > shouldn't this somehow also have a symlink to the kernels ethX view of
> > ethernet devices?
> > (and if so.. how much of the info is duplicated..)
>
> That NIC is used by the NIC firmware (or the BIOS) to negotiate
> the iSCSI target. The information that is in this directory is what
> the BIOS used (note past tense) which might very well be completly
> different from what Linux uses.
>
> My rationale behind _not_ linking to ethX view was that it could
> be confusing and not entirely useful for users: "It says that _this_
> NIC, with this IP, uses this iSCSI target. But Linux is using a
> completly different NIC (and IP) to setup a iSCSI connection to the
> same iSCSI target!?"

On the other hand having a link to the device and being able to
extra data sounds good too. I've made a modification and posted
a new version, under the 'REPORT [PATCH] Add iSCSI iBFT v0.4'.

Review would be much appreciated.


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