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Subject[iscsiadm] iscsiadm creates multiple same sessions when run with --login option in parallel.
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Hi guys,

If we run iscsiadm -m node --login command through the same IP address 4 times, only one session will be created.
But if we run them in parallel, then 4 same sessions could be created.
( Here, xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address to the IPSAN. I'm using the same IP in these 4 commands. )

# iscsiadm -m node -p xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx --login &
# iscsiadm -m node -p xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx --login &
# iscsiadm -m node -p xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx --login &
# iscsiadm -m node -p xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx --login &
Logging in to [iface: default, target: iqn. xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, portal: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] (multiple)
Logging in to [iface: default, target: iqn. xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, portal: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] (multiple)
Logging in to [iface: default, target: iqn. xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, portal: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] (multiple)
Logging in to [iface: default, target: iqn. xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, portal: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] (multiple)
Login to [iface: default, target: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, portal: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] successful.
Login to [iface: default, target: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, portal: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] successful.
Login to [iface: default, target: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, portal: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] successful.
Login to [iface: default, target: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, portal: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] successful.

# iscsiadm -m session
tcp: [1] xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (non-flash)
tcp: [2] xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (non-flash)
tcp: [3] xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (non-flash)
tcp: [4] xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (non-flash)

If we check the net connection in /proc/net/nf_conntrack, they are 4 TCP connections with different src ports.
And if we run logout command only once, all the 4 sessions will be destroyed.

Unfortunately, service like multipathd cannot tell the difference between them. If we have 4 same sessions,
4 paths will be created connecting to the dm device. But actually they are the same paths.

Referring to the code, iscsiadm command does prevent creating same session by checking /sys/class/iscsi_session/ dir.
But no multi-thread protection in there.

Any idea how to solve this problem ?

Thanks.

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