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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>2005-05-04 07:08:10 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>2005-05-04 07:08:10 -0700
commita1d4ebdbb3806e9d2c37f32a043ec54f4534977c (patch)
tree44b2ce77adcb79849d8bbefbc254b03fccd6a394 /Documentation
parent742b0c905d970fd60893cce14a3c68b523504bc4 (diff)
parent0e57c7166675a86293f150d5ef7779edd629fe2a (diff)
Merge of rsync://rsync.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/aoe-2.6.git/
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
2 files changed, 36 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/aoe/aoe.txt b/Documentation/aoe/aoe.txt
index 43e50108d0e2..3a4dbe4663c9 100644
--- a/Documentation/aoe/aoe.txt
+++ b/Documentation/aoe/aoe.txt
@@ -4,6 +4,16 @@ The EtherDrive (R) HOWTO for users of 2.6 kernels is found at ...
It has many tips and hints!
+The aoetools are userland programs that are designed to work with this
+driver. The aoetools are on sourceforge.
+ http://aoetools.sourceforge.net/
+The scripts in this Documentation/aoe directory are intended to
+document the use of the driver and are not necessary if you install
+the aoetools.
Users of udev should find the block device nodes created
@@ -35,14 +45,15 @@ USING DEVICE NODES
"echo eth2 eth4 > /dev/etherd/interfaces" tells the aoe driver to
limit ATA over Ethernet traffic to eth2 and eth4. AoE traffic from
- untrusted networks should be ignored as a matter of security.
+ untrusted networks should be ignored as a matter of security. See
+ also the aoe_iflist driver option described below.
"echo > /dev/etherd/discover" tells the driver to find out what AoE
devices are available.
These character devices may disappear and be replaced by sysfs
- counterparts, so distribution maintainers are encouraged to create
- scripts that use these devices.
+ counterparts. Using the commands in aoetools insulates users from
+ these implementation details.
The block devices are named like this:
@@ -66,7 +77,8 @@ USING SYSFS
through which we are communicating with the remote AoE device.
There is a script in this directory that formats this information
- in a convenient way.
+ in a convenient way. Users with aoetools can use the aoe-stat
+ command.
root@makki root# sh Documentation/aoe/status.sh
e10.0 eth3 up
@@ -89,3 +101,23 @@ USING SYSFS
e4.7 eth1 up
e4.8 eth1 up
e4.9 eth1 up
+ Use /sys/module/aoe/parameters/aoe_iflist (or better, the driver
+ option discussed below) instead of /dev/etherd/interfaces to limit
+ AoE traffic to the network interfaces in the given
+ whitespace-separated list. Unlike the old character device, the
+ sysfs entry can be read from as well as written to.
+ It's helpful to trigger discovery after setting the list of allowed
+ interfaces. The aoetools package provides an aoe-discover script
+ for this purpose. You can also directly use the
+ /dev/etherd/discover special file described above.
+ There is a boot option for the built-in aoe driver and a
+ corresponding module parameter, aoe_iflist. Without this option,
+ all network interfaces may be used for ATA over Ethernet. Here is a
+ usage example for the module parameter.
+ modprobe aoe_iflist="eth1 eth3"
diff --git a/Documentation/aoe/status.sh b/Documentation/aoe/status.sh
index 6628116d4a9f..751f3be514b8 100644
--- a/Documentation/aoe/status.sh
+++ b/Documentation/aoe/status.sh
@@ -14,10 +14,6 @@ test ! -d "$sysd/block" && {
echo "$me Error: sysfs is not mounted" 1>&2
exit 1
-test -z "`lsmod | grep '^aoe'`" && {
- echo "$me Error: aoe module is not loaded" 1>&2
- exit 1
for d in `ls -d $sysd/block/etherd* 2>/dev/null | grep -v p` end; do
# maybe ls comes up empty, so we use "end"

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