Bug 435248 - port RHEL5 iscsi root boot mkinitrd fix to Fedora.
port RHEL5 iscsi root boot mkinitrd fix to Fedora.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 245645
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 245645
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Reported: 2008-02-28 03:37 EST by Lubomir Kundrak
Modified: 2008-03-06 15:06 EST (History)
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Description Lubomir Kundrak 2008-02-28 03:37:26 EST
2nd formal attempt to contact maintainer.

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #245645 +++

Description of problem:

When doing iscsi root boot, mkinitrd should not use the iscsiadm -m session
output since that displays all running sessions. It wants to use the $path value
that is passed into iscsi_set_parameters since that is the specific session
being used for root.

mkinitrd also does not want to dig into the db. It should instead use iscsiadm
because that tool will hide differences in db formats for the app/user.

The code in FC7 looks like it came from a bad patch from IBM, that was later
reverted in RHEL5, but did not get reverted in FC.

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-- Additional comment from mchristi@redhat.com on 2007-06-25 16:50 EST --
Created an attachment (id=157810)
Port RHEL5 iscsi boot mkinitrd fixes to fedora.

-- Additional comment from lkundrak@redhat.com on 2008-02-08 15:05 EST --
This is absolutely necessary for proper iSCSI root support in Fedora >= 8 as
paths of the db changed and thus current code no longer works. This worked for
me perfectly.

Alternetively, this can be done to use the correct paths, but it is not a good
idea at all:

--- /sbin/mkinitrd.orig 2008-02-05 23:21:49.000000000 +0100
+++ /sbin/mkinitrd      2008-02-05 23:21:53.000000000 +0100
@@ -615,6 +615,7 @@ iscsi_set_parameters() {
+    [ -d "${path}" ] || path=${path},${tpgt}
     # Note: we get chap secrets (passwords) in plaintext, and also store
     # them in the initrd.

-- Additional comment from lkundrak@redhat.com on 2008-02-13 21:26 EST --
Comment 1 Peter Jones 2008-03-06 15:06:14 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 245645 ***

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