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authorKonrad Rzeszutek <ketuzsezr@darnok.org>2008-04-09 19:50:41 -0700
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>2008-04-19 19:10:28 -0700
commit138fe4e069798d9aa948a5402ff15e58f483ee4e (patch)
tree413ab0c86618df7dba7724c1945fd46cd33298b9 /drivers/firmware/Kconfig
parent95bc6a10830de469eee94c17fb1c37b3b1430715 (diff)
downloadvexpress-lsk-138fe4e069798d9aa948a5402ff15e58f483ee4e.tar.gz
Firmware: add iSCSI iBFT Support
Add /sysfs/firmware/ibft/[initiator|targetX|ethernetX] directories along with text properties which export the the iSCSI Boot Firmware Table (iBFT) structure. What is iSCSI Boot Firmware Table? It is a mechanism for the iSCSI tools to extract from the machine NICs the iSCSI connection information so that they can automagically mount the iSCSI share/target. Currently the iSCSI information is hard-coded in the initrd. The /sysfs entries are read-only one-name-and-value fields. The usual set of data exposed is: # for a in `find /sys/firmware/ibft/ -type f -print`; do echo -n "$a: "; cat $a; done /sys/firmware/ibft/target0/target-name: iqn.2007.com.intel-sbx44:storage-10gb /sys/firmware/ibft/target0/nic-assoc: 0 /sys/firmware/ibft/target0/chap-type: 0 /sys/firmware/ibft/target0/lun: 00000000 /sys/firmware/ibft/target0/port: 3260 /sys/firmware/ibft/target0/ip-addr: 192.168.79.116 /sys/firmware/ibft/target0/flags: 3 /sys/firmware/ibft/target0/index: 0 /sys/firmware/ibft/ethernet0/mac: 00:11:25:9d:8b:01 /sys/firmware/ibft/ethernet0/vlan: 0 /sys/firmware/ibft/ethernet0/gateway: 192.168.79.254 /sys/firmware/ibft/ethernet0/origin: 0 /sys/firmware/ibft/ethernet0/subnet-mask: 255.255.252.0 /sys/firmware/ibft/ethernet0/ip-addr: 192.168.77.41 /sys/firmware/ibft/ethernet0/flags: 7 /sys/firmware/ibft/ethernet0/index: 0 /sys/firmware/ibft/initiator/initiator-name: iqn.2007-07.com:konrad.initiator /sys/firmware/ibft/initiator/flags: 3 /sys/firmware/ibft/initiator/index: 0 For full details of the IBFT structure please take a look at: ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/systems/support/system_x_pdf/ibm_iscsi_boot_firmware_table_v1.02.pdf [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix build] Signed-off-by: Konrad Rzeszutek <konradr@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Mike Christie <michaelc@cs.wisc.edu> Cc: Peter Jones <pjones@redhat.com> Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
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diff --git a/drivers/firmware/Kconfig b/drivers/firmware/Kconfig
index 05f02a326f1..40ffd767647 100644
--- a/drivers/firmware/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/firmware/Kconfig
@@ -93,4 +93,24 @@ config DMIID
information from userspace through /sys/class/dmi/id/ or if you want
DMI-based module auto-loading.
+config ISCSI_IBFT_FIND
+ bool "iSCSI Boot Firmware Table Attributes"
+ depends on X86
+ default n
+ help
+ This option enables the kernel to find the region of memory
+ in which the ISCSI Boot Firmware Table (iBFT) resides. This
+ is necessary for iSCSI Boot Firmware Table Attributes module to work
+ properly.
+
+config ISCSI_IBFT
+ tristate "iSCSI Boot Firmware Table Attributes module"
+ depends on ISCSI_IBFT_FIND
+ default n
+ help
+ This option enables support for detection and exposing of iSCSI
+ Boot Firmware Table (iBFT) via sysfs to userspace. If you wish to
+ detect iSCSI boot parameters dynamically during system boot, say Y.
+ Otherwise, say N.
+
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