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Subject[PATCH][RFC 16/23]: Documentation for QLogic target driver
This patch contains documentation for QLogic target mode add-on.

Signed-off-by: Vladislav Bolkhovitin <>
/Documentation/scst/README.qla2x00t | 117 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 117 insertions(+)

diff -uprN orig/linux-2.6.27/Documentation/scst/README.qla2x00t linux-2.6.27/Documentation/scst/README.qla2x00t
--- orig/linux-2.6.27/Documentation/scst/README.qla2x00t
+++ linux-2.6.27/Documentation/scst/README.qla2x00t
@@ -0,0 +1,117 @@
+Target driver for Qlogic 2200/2300 Fibre Channel cards
+Version 1.0.1, XX XXXX 2008
+This driver has all required features and looks to be quite stable (for
+beta) and useful. It consists from two parts: the target mode driver
+itself and the changed initiator driver from Linux kernel, which is,
+particularly, intended to perform all the initialization and shutdown
+tasks. This driver was changed to provide the target mode support and
+all necessary callbacks, but it's still capable to work as initiator
+only. Mode, when a host acts as the initiator and the target
+simultaneously, is supported as well.
+This version is compatible with SCST core version 1.0.1 and higher and
+Linux kernel 2.6.27 and higher. Backport patches to kernels earlier than
+2.6.27 are welcome.
+The original initiator driver was taken from the kernel 2.6.27.
+If you need to use this driver on kernels prior 2.6.27, it is
+recommended to use version 1.0.0.x of this driver, taken from branch
+1.0.0.x. For 2.6.26 you can also use version of this driver from SVN
+trunk/ revision 577.
+See also "ToDo" file for list of known issues and unimplemented
+Only vanilla kernels from are supported, but it should work
+on vendors' kernels, if you manage to successfully compile on them. The
+main problem with vendor's kernels is that they often contain patches,
+which will appear only in the next version of the vanilla kernel,
+therefore it's quite hard to track such changes. Thus, if during
+compilation for some vendor kernel your compiler complains about
+redefinition of some symbol, you should either switch to vanilla kernel,
+or change as necessary the corresponding to that symbol "#if
+At first, make sure that the link "/lib/modules/`you_kernel_version`/build"
+points to the source code for your currently running kernel.
+Then you should replace (or link) by the initiator driver from this
+package "qla2xxx" subdirectory in kernel_source/drivers/scsi/ of the
+currently running kernel and using your favorite kernel configuration
+tool enable in the QLogic QLA2XXX Fibre Channel driver target mode
+support (CONFIG_SCSI_QLA2XXX_TARGET). Then rebuild the kernel and its
+modules. During this step you will compile the initiator driver. To
+install it, install the built kernel and its modules.
+Then edit qla2x00-target/Makefile and set SCST_INC_DIR variable to point
+to the directory, where SCST's public include files are located. If you
+install QLA2x00 target driver's source code in the SCST's directory,
+then SCST_INC_DIR will be set correctly for you.
+Also you can set SCST_DIR variable to the directory, where SCST was
+built, but this is optional. If you don't set it or set incorrectly,
+during the compilation you will get a bunch of harmless warnings like
+"WARNING: "scst_rx_data" [/XXX/qla2x00tgt.ko] undefined!"
+To compile the target driver, type 'make' in qla2x00-target/
+subdirectory. It will build qla2x00tgt.ko module.
+To install the target driver, type 'make install' in qla2x00-target/
+subdirectory. The target driver will be installed in
+/lib/modules/`you_kernel_version`/extra. To uninstall it, type 'make
+After the drivers are loaded and adapters successfully initialized by
+the initiator driver, including firmware image load, the target mode
+should be enabled via a sysfs interface on a per card basis. Under the
+appropriate scsi_host there is an entry target_mode_enabled, where you
+should write "1", like:
+echo "1" >/sys/class/scsi_host/host0/target_mode_enabled
+Then you should configure exported devices using the corresponding
+interface of SCST core. It is highly recommended to use scstadmin
+utility for that purpose.
+Compilation options
+There are the following compilation options, that could be commented
+in/out in Makefile:
+ - CONFIG_SCST_DEBUG - turns on some debugging code, including some logging.
+ Makes the driver considerably bigger and slower, producing large amount of
+ log data.
+ - CONFIG_SCST_TRACING - turns on ability to log events. Makes the driver
+ considerably bigger and leads to some performance loss.
+ - CONFIG_QLA_TGT_DEBUG_WORK_IN_THREAD - makes SCST process incoming
+ commands from the qla2x00t target driver and call the driver's
+ callbacks in internal SCST threads context instead of SIRQ context,
+ where those commands were received. Useful for debugging and lead to
+ some performance loss.
+Thanks to
+ * Nathaniel Clark <> for porting to new 2.6 kernel
+initiator driver.
+ * Mark Buechler <> for the original
+WWN-based authentification, a lot of useful suggestions, bug reports and
+help in debugging.
+ * Ming Zhang <> for his fixes.
+Vladislav Bolkhovitin <>,

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