Re: [PATCH] Add iSCSI iBFT support.

From: Konrad Rzeszutek
Date: Wed Sep 26 2007 - 20:18:05 EST

> 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.

I used the wrong choice of words. The correct one is, as you say, to
add methods for exporting the iBFT through 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?

My end goal is to export the iBFT data via individual sysfs attribute files. I
was thinking to do that in the next version of this code and build on top of
this patch.

This way the existing exploiter (iscsi-initiator-utils) can use the parsing
code it already has to extract the data from the binary blob. Then in the
next version of the iscsi-initiator-utils (and for the kernel) I can post a
patch for supporting (and exporting in the kernel) individual sysfs attribute
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