[Pkg-iscsi-maintainers] Bug#584939: open-iscsi: cannot log into target from initramfs

Ritesh Raj Sarraf rrs at debian.org
Tue Jun 8 05:19:33 UTC 2010

There are many users using iscsi boot solutions (which requires login from 
initramfs). Are you sure you are following the right steps ?

In the current upload in squeeze, there's a bug. It is fixed and pending an 
upload. You might want to check it. (DBTS #576786)


On Monday 07 Jun 2010 22:24:17 Michal Suchanek <hramrach at centrum.cz> wrote:
> The iscsid daemon only allows root to manage the iscsi disks.
> To check that the user is root it fist gets the uid, then calls getpwent
> on the uid and then compares the username with the string "root".
> This is imho stupid and superfluous as just comparing the uid to zero
> would give the same level of sucurity wiht much less code.
> What's more, there is no /etc/passwd in initramfs.
> This patch just installs a default pwent entry for root in case getpwent
> fails.
> However, ripping out the junk with getpwent is suggested.
> I tried with the 2.0.870-rc3 iscsid but the patch still applies.

Ritesh Raj Sarraf | http://people.debian.org/~rrs
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