Re: [PATCH] Add iSCSI iBFT support.

From: Randy Dunlap
Date: Wed Sep 26 2007 - 17:24:54 EST

On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 14:46:52 -0400 Konrad Rzeszutek wrote:

> This patch adds a /sysfs/firmware/ibft/table binary blob which exports
> the iSCSI Boot Firmware Table (iBFT) structure.
> What is iSCSI Boot Firmware Table?

i.e., what is this binary blob (?)

I don't see a binary blob in this patch (as stated in the first
sentence). I'd say that this patch adds methods for exporting
(or exposing) the ibft thru sysfs.

Is there some good reason that the iSCSI connection information
shouldn't be exposed in real sysfs attribute files instead of just
in a binary file?

> It is a mechanism for the iSCSI
> tools to extract from the machine NICs the iSCSI connection information
> so that they can automagically mount the iSCSI share/target. Currently
> the iSCSI information is hard-coded in the initrd.
> The full details of the structure are located at:

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