Bug 435451 - Remove the unused --target option from kickstart
Remove the unused --target option from kickstart
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: pykickstart (Show other bugs)
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low Severity low
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
Depends On: 435383
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Reported: 2008-02-29 09:12 EST by James Laska
Modified: 2013-09-02 02:24 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-04-28 16:59:33 EDT
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iscsi-target-node.patch (2.21 KB, patch)
2008-02-29 09:12 EST, James Laska
no flags Details | Diff
iscsi-target-node.patch (2.94 KB, patch)
2008-02-29 13:38 EST, James Laska
no flags Details | Diff

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Description James Laska 2008-02-29 09:12:39 EST
The kickstart iscsi keyword accepts a --target option.  It does not appear that
this value is used during iscsi bring up.  For documentation details on the
iscsi kickstart parameter, see

The attached patch ensures that only the requested target (aka node) on the
given  iSCSI ipaddr is used.

To complete the fix, the pykickstart bug#435383 will need to be included as well.
Comment 1 James Laska 2008-02-29 09:12:39 EST
Created attachment 296352 [details]
Comment 2 James Laska 2008-02-29 09:57:55 EST
Hrmm, scratch this ... that patch in comment#1 won't work because there appears
that the startup() method does a discover and adds nodes long before we get to
hte addTarget() calls.
Comment 3 James Laska 2008-02-29 11:34:23 EST
... reworking ...
Comment 4 James Laska 2008-02-29 13:38:32 EST
Created attachment 296401 [details]

Updated patch ... not sure if this is the right thing to do ... but it's tested
and works when a kickstart contains:

iscsiname iqn.foo.bar
iscsi --target $IP --port $PORT 


iscsiname iqn.foo.bar
iscsi --target $IP --port $PORT --target iqn.2008-01.com.redhat:iscsi1


iscsiname iqn.foo.bar
iscsi --target $IP --port $PORT --target iqn.2008-01.com.redhat:iscsi0
iscsi --target $IP --port $PORT --target iqn.2008-01.com.redhat:iscsi1
Comment 5 James Laska 2008-02-29 13:53:07 EST
After discussion with Mike Christie on the iscsiadm tools side of things, it
sounds like there isn't any demand/need for --target based filtering.  Any
filtering is done on the server by using the client initiatorname or ACLs.

Perhaps this bug should be to remove the --target kickstart option altogether?
Comment 7 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-04-28 16:59:33 EDT
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal
this decision by reopening this request.

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