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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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