Bug 1666377 - Remove qla2xxx target support
Summary: Remove qla2xxx target support
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Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: python-rtslib
Version: 8.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
unspecified
unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
: 8.0
Assignee: Maurizio Lombardi
QA Contact: Filip Suba
Apurva Bhide
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2019-01-15 16:36 UTC by Maurizio Lombardi
Modified: 2019-06-14 12:35 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Doc Type: Removed functionality
Doc Text:
.Software FCoE and Fibre Channel no longer support the target mode * Software FCoE: NIC Software FCoE target functionality is removed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0. * Fibre Channel no longer supports the target mode. Target mode is disabled for the `qla2xxx` QLogic Fibre Channel driver in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0.
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Description Maurizio Lombardi 2019-01-15 16:36:08 UTC
Description of problem:

Management decided to disable qla2xxx target support in RHEL8.
I am going to disable the qla2xxx module in rtslib library.

Comment 4 Marek Suchánek 2019-04-01 13:47:34 UTC
Hi Maurizio,

Is it still planned to remove qla2xxx target support in RHEL 8.0 GA?

If so, I need to write a release note about it, with your help. I'd also like to know how the removal affects the doc text in this bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1649922

Thanks,
Marek

Comment 5 Maurizio Lombardi 2019-04-01 13:58:50 UTC
Hello Marek,

Yes, qla2xxx *target* mode is not supported in RHEL8.0. The kernel module has been configured-out and the qla2xxx's code in targetcli has been disabled.
Note that bz1649922 is about qla2xxx's support of the NVME over FibreChannel protocol and it's not related to this bz.

Comment 6 Marek Suchánek 2019-04-02 16:33:44 UTC
(In reply to Maurizio Lombardi from comment #5)
> Hello Marek,
> 
> Yes, qla2xxx *target* mode is not supported in RHEL8.0. The kernel module
> has been configured-out and the qla2xxx's code in targetcli has been
> disabled.
> Note that bz1649922 is about qla2xxx's support of the NVME over FibreChannel
> protocol and it's not related to this bz.

Thanks. I've attempted to write a draft for the release note -- could you please review the doc text field?

Also, what's the status of initiator mode with qla2xxx? Should it be mentioned in the release note?

Comment 7 Maurizio Lombardi 2019-04-04 10:12:03 UTC
Hello Marek,

We are not going to remove the "qla2xxx" kernel module in RHEL8, we just removed the "tcm_qla2xxx" kernel module (the target implementation).
The initiator mode in qla2xxx supported and you can mention it.

Comment 8 Marek Suchánek 2019-04-04 17:16:15 UTC
(In reply to Maurizio Lombardi from comment #7)
> Hello Marek,
> 
> We are not going to remove the "qla2xxx" kernel module in RHEL8, we just
> removed the "tcm_qla2xxx" kernel module (the target implementation).
> The initiator mode in qla2xxx supported and you can mention it.

Thanks, fixed.

The doc text will be published as a RHEL 8.0 GA release note.


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