Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 173970
iSCSI driver should not try reconnecting to a temporary redirect address
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:09 EST
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Description of problem:
iSCSI driver should not try reconnecting to a temporary redirect address it has
gotten from the configured portal address (in a login response PDU). Instead,
whenever there is a failure with the redirect address, the driver should switch
back to try logging into the portal address. This is more robust and will make
recovery faster because the portal address is the place that has the most up-to-
date information about which target ports are available.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. iscsi driver logins to a target that responds with a temporary redirect.
2. iscsi driver logins to the redirect address.
3. disable the redirect port.
Actual Results: The driver will retry logging into the redirect address for about 15 secs before
going back to try logging into the configured portal address.
Expected Results: The driver should not retry loggin into the redirect address at all. It should
immediately try logging into the configured portal address.
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
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