Bug 166575 - LTC17986 - Add IBM VSCSI server module
Summary: LTC17986 - Add IBM VSCSI server module
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel   
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: powerpc Linux
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Assignee: David Howells
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2005-08-23 14:51 UTC by David Howells
Modified: 2011-03-17 16:29 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-03-17 16:29:24 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
IBM VSCSI server patch (105.84 KB, patch)
2005-08-23 15:19 UTC, David Howells
no flags Details | Diff
"linux-2.6.12-ppc64-ibmvscsis.patch" (105.84 KB, text/plain)
2005-09-02 18:15 UTC, IBM Bug Proxy
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linux-2.6.9-ppc64-ibmvscsis-latest.patch (103.87 KB, text/plain)
2005-12-01 17:49 UTC, IBM Bug Proxy
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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
IBM Linux Technology Center 17986 None None None Never

Description David Howells 2005-08-23 14:51:51 UTC
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Description of problem:
The IBM VSCSI server kernel module ought to be considered for inclusion in  
RHEL-4, now that it has been substantially reworked. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
modprobe ibmvscsis 

Actual Results:  An error occurs as the module isn't built. 

Expected Results:  The module should exist and be loaded, thus allowing VSCSI requests from guest  
O/S LPARs to be served.  

Additional info:

I'm running a kernel with the patch included on my power5 box in the service  
LPAR, and it's serving disk space to three guest LPARs, seemingly without 

Comment 1 David Howells 2005-08-23 15:19:42 UTC
Created attachment 118005 [details]
IBM VSCSI server patch

This patch adds IBM VSCSI server module to the kernel.

Comment 2 David Howells 2005-08-24 13:15:56 UTC
This patch is now included in the kernels available on: 

Comment 3 IBM Bug Proxy 2005-09-02 18:15:59 UTC
Created attachment 118399 [details]

Comment 4 IBM Bug Proxy 2005-09-02 18:16:13 UTC
---- Additional Comments From mranweil@us.ibm.com  2005-09-02 13:17 EDT -------(Internal Only)
This patch adds IBM VSCSI server module to the kernel.

Patch from bug. 

Comment 5 IBM Bug Proxy 2005-12-01 17:49:42 UTC
Created attachment 121697 [details]

Comment 6 IBM Bug Proxy 2005-12-01 17:50:03 UTC

           What    |Removed                     |Added
  Attachment #12174 [details]|0                           |1
        is obsolete|                            |

------- Additional Comments From lxie@us.ibm.com  2005-12-01 12:47 EDT -------
the latest ibmvscsi server for redhat 

Comment 7 IBM Bug Proxy 2005-12-01 17:50:24 UTC
---- Additional Comments From lxie@us.ibm.com  2005-12-01 12:48 EDT -------
The attached ibmvscsis patch was built based on our latest ibmvscsi server code
posted on sourceforge.net against kernel-2.6.9-22.18.EL.patchtest.60.src.rpm I
got from http://people.redhat.com/~dhowells/.pickup/ibm/squadrons/rhel4.shtml.
The patch has been tested for the following vio clients:
	- redhat (disk partiton)
	- suse 2.6.5-7.97-pseries (disk partition)
	- suse 2.6.5-7.241-pseries64 (whol disk)
	- AIX 5.3 (disk partition)

  Please replace the previous patch with this one. 

Comment 8 David Howells 2005-12-06 18:29:50 UTC
Hmmm... the "/sys/devices/vio/$1/bus0/target0/type" files have gone. Was this 

Comment 9 IBM Bug Proxy 2005-12-06 19:13:02 UTC
---- Additional Comments From boutcher@us.ibm.com  2005-12-06 14:10 EDT -------
Yes...we determine it automatically. 

Comment 10 David Howells 2005-12-06 19:29:50 UTC
Also, should the module version number have been incremented? 

Comment 11 IBM Bug Proxy 2005-12-07 05:05:38 UTC
---- Additional Comments From lxie@us.ibm.com  2005-12-07 00:06 EDT -------
 1.0.0 is the initial version number for RedHat release. 

Comment 12 David Howells 2005-12-07 11:21:55 UTC
The new patch has been incorporated into the patches available on: 

Comment 13 IBM Bug Proxy 2006-01-11 17:46:13 UTC
---- Additional Comments From lxie@us.ibm.com  2006-01-11 12:46 EDT -------
I installed kenel-2.6.9-24.EL(downloaded from 
http://people.redhat.com/~dhowells/.pickup/ibm/squadrons/rhel4.shtml)on my
I was able to boot the following vio clients served by the server running
above kernel:
	- redhat 
	- suse 2.6.5-7.97-pseries 
	- AIX 5.3 

Comment 14 IBM Bug Proxy 2006-01-23 22:53:51 UTC

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|FIXEDAWAITINGTEST           |REOPENED
         Resolution|FIX_BY_IBM                  |

------- Additional Comments From boutcher@us.ibm.com  2006-01-23 17:50 EDT -------
We have made a decision not to push for the IBM VSCSI server in distros shipping
in 2006.  It was rejected from mainline in its current form, and we don\'t want
to keep perpetuating an out-of-mainline driver.  This means that we will need to
work to ensure that people can use the \"blessed\" AIX based VSCSI server where
they want to do virtual I/O. 

Comment 15 IBM Bug Proxy 2006-01-30 22:55:36 UTC

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|REOPENED                    |REJECTED
         Resolution|                            |WILL_NOT_FIX

------- Additional Comments From mranweil@us.ibm.com  2006-01-30 17:57 EDT -------
Why don\'t we close this bug, then? 

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