Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 633414
[6.1 FEAT] HBA API Completion - library part
Last modified: 2011-05-19 09:17:38 EDT
1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: [6.1 FEAT] HBA API Completion - library part
b. Feature Description
This feature extends the previous version of libzfcphbaapi (2.0). libzfcphbaapi is an implementation
of the standard HBA API (see t11.org) for the System z FCP host bus adapter. There have been two
major additions in the following areas:
??? FCP pass-through support: it is possible to construct CT (Common Transport for Generic Services,
see document "Fibre Channel Generic Services" available at t11.org) and ELS (Extended Link Services,
see document "Fibre Channel Link Services" available at t11.org) frames in the userspace and send
them into the SAN now. Please note that while it is possible to construct any CT frame, the ELS
requests are predefined. Currently the only supported ELS request is "Request Node Identification Data".
??? event support: events occuring in the SAN can be retrieved now.
This is the library part. There is a dependent kernel part which is tracked by different feature
2. Feature Details:
Sponsor: LTC zSeries BOE
Architectures: zSeries - 64 native,
Arch Specificity: purely arch specific code
Affects Kernel Modules: Field does not exist
Delivery Mechanism: Backport
Category: system management
Request Type: Package - Feature from IBM
d. Upstream Acceptance: Field does not exist
Sponsor Priority P1
f. Severity: ship issue
IBM Confidential: No
Code Contribution: IBM code
g. Component Version Target:---
3. Business Case
This feature provides the infrastructure needed to improve the system management capabilities of FCP
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
John Jarvis email@example.com
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Hans-Georg Markgraf, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano, email@example.com
this will be part of HBA API library and be provided as a backport to existing
RHEL 6.0 version.
It is upstream with libzfcphbaapi 2.1
Unfortunately through the mirroring this information got lost. I have updated
the component here directly.
I have created a tracker for zfcp hba api requests (kernel+library):
Bug 633890 - Feature Tracker - HBA API Completition
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-10-04 10:36 EDT-------
Code Upstream Status: Accepted
I think the libzfcphbaapi lib is a subpackage of the s390utils, so adding Dan to CC. Dan, this feature bug is about upgrading the lib to version 2.1 which is available on the developerWorks website.
Thanks and regards,
switching to s390utils that carry the vendor library
This enhancement request was evaluated by the full Red Hat Enterprise Linux
team for inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux minor release. As a
result of this evaluation, Red Hat has tentatively approved inclusion of
this feature in the next Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update minor release.
While it is a goal to include this enhancement in the next minor release
of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the enhancement is not yet committed for
inclusion in the next minor release pending the next phase of actual
code integration and successful Red Hat and partner testing.
------- Comment From email@example.com 2010-12-08 09:43 EDT-------
Just got confirmation per mail from John
- Red Hat approved to enhance the version of the library from 2.0 to 2.1
Since the only diff from libzfcphbaapi version 2.0 to 2.1 is the code for the R 6.1 feature request it is useless to backport that code
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-12-08 10:41 EDT-------
Please down load libzfcphbaapi 2.1 from
~~ Partners and Customers ~~
This bug was included in RHEL 6.1 Beta. Please confirm the status of this request as soon as possible.
If you're having problems accessing 6.1 bits, are delayed in your test execution or find in testing that the request was not addressed adequately, please let us know.
------- Comment From email@example.com 2011-04-28 02:51 EDT-------
This feature is verified on R 6.1 snapshots - set to verified. Thx
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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