[Pkg-iscsi-maintainers] Bug#584999: open-iscsi: no diagnostic of broken targets

Michal Suchanek michal.suchanek at ruk.cuni.cz
Wed Jun 9 11:23:47 UTC 2010

Excerpts from Ritesh Raj Sarraf's message of Tue Jun 08 10:59:31 +0200 2010:
> On Tuesday 08 Jun 2010 13:55:45 Michal Suchanek wrote:
> > I tried to set up a Linux scsi target and the results I got with
> > open-iscsi were very disappointing.
> > 
> > I could discover the created target, log in but nothing would happen, no
> > device would get created.
> > 
> > It turned out that I had a typo in the name of the file to export as the
> > iscsi target. Surely there is something the iscsiadm could print other
> > than "login successful".
> The login operation's job is to only login into the target. As for whether you 
> will see devices or not is highly dependent on whether you have assigned any 
> such device.
> Where exactly do you see a bug ?

I guess the issue is that it is non-obvious if you log in into a target
that has no luns and thus no devices are created.

If it's not the job of iscsiadm to diagnose issues with the iscsi target
then where are the issues supposed to be diagnosed?


Michal Suchánek
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