Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 831142
incomplete documentation of retransmits
Last modified: 2017-09-25 04:29:50 EDT
Description of problem:
There are two new options in ipmitool: -R and -N.
The manpage does not describe the behaviour sufficiently.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1. There is a typo in "-N" description - the default delay for lanplus is 1 second, not "4 seconds" (note that the commandline help lists correct value).
2. For lanplus interface, the delay is increased between tries. I'd suggest to add a sentence like:
"For the lanplus interface, the delay grows by 1 second after each retransmission in a series."
- also, it may be noted explicitly that the delay is constant for lan interface.
3. The number of retransmissions is a bit more difficult, see bug 828678#c9
I wouldn't go into such detail, however, it may be noted that on lanplus, IPMI 2.0 is tried at first, then it is retried with 1.5
As for sending the initial request twice, I'd rather see this as a bug/something to be documented within release notes.
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