linux/Documentation/aoe/aoe.txt
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   1The EtherDrive (R) HOWTO for users of 2.6 kernels is found at ...
   2
   3  http://www.coraid.com/SUPPORT/EtherDrive-HBA  
   4
   5  It has many tips and hints!
   6
   7The aoetools are userland programs that are designed to work with this
   8driver.  The aoetools are on sourceforge.
   9
  10  http://aoetools.sourceforge.net/
  11
  12The scripts in this Documentation/aoe directory are intended to
  13document the use of the driver and are not necessary if you install
  14the aoetools.
  15
  16
  17CREATING DEVICE NODES
  18
  19  Users of udev should find the block device nodes created
  20  automatically, but to create all the necessary device nodes, use the
  21  udev configuration rules provided in udev.txt (in this directory).
  22
  23  There is a udev-install.sh script that shows how to install these
  24  rules on your system.
  25
  26  If you are not using udev, two scripts are provided in
  27  Documentation/aoe as examples of static device node creation for
  28  using the aoe driver.
  29
  30    rm -rf /dev/etherd
  31    sh Documentation/aoe/mkdevs.sh /dev/etherd
  32
  33  ... or to make just one shelf's worth of block device nodes ...
  34
  35    sh Documentation/aoe/mkshelf.sh /dev/etherd 0
  36
  37  There is also an autoload script that shows how to edit
  38  /etc/modprobe.d/aoe.conf to ensure that the aoe module is loaded when
  39  necessary.
  40
  41USING DEVICE NODES
  42
  43  "cat /dev/etherd/err" blocks, waiting for error diagnostic output,
  44  like any retransmitted packets.
  45
  46  "echo eth2 eth4 > /dev/etherd/interfaces" tells the aoe driver to
  47  limit ATA over Ethernet traffic to eth2 and eth4.  AoE traffic from
  48  untrusted networks should be ignored as a matter of security.  See
  49  also the aoe_iflist driver option described below.
  50
  51  "echo > /dev/etherd/discover" tells the driver to find out what AoE
  52  devices are available.
  53
  54  These character devices may disappear and be replaced by sysfs
  55  counterparts.  Using the commands in aoetools insulates users from
  56  these implementation details.
  57
  58  The block devices are named like this:
  59
  60        e{shelf}.{slot}
  61        e{shelf}.{slot}p{part}
  62
  63  ... so that "e0.2" is the third blade from the left (slot 2) in the
  64  first shelf (shelf address zero).  That's the whole disk.  The first
  65  partition on that disk would be "e0.2p1".
  66
  67USING SYSFS
  68
  69  Each aoe block device in /sys/block has the extra attributes of
  70  state, mac, and netif.  The state attribute is "up" when the device
  71  is ready for I/O and "down" if detected but unusable.  The
  72  "down,closewait" state shows that the device is still open and
  73  cannot come up again until it has been closed.
  74
  75  The mac attribute is the ethernet address of the remote AoE device.
  76  The netif attribute is the network interface on the localhost
  77  through which we are communicating with the remote AoE device.
  78
  79  There is a script in this directory that formats this information
  80  in a convenient way.  Users with aoetools can use the aoe-stat
  81  command.
  82
  83  root@makki root# sh Documentation/aoe/status.sh 
  84     e10.0            eth3              up
  85     e10.1            eth3              up
  86     e10.2            eth3              up
  87     e10.3            eth3              up
  88     e10.4            eth3              up
  89     e10.5            eth3              up
  90     e10.6            eth3              up
  91     e10.7            eth3              up
  92     e10.8            eth3              up
  93     e10.9            eth3              up
  94      e4.0            eth1              up
  95      e4.1            eth1              up
  96      e4.2            eth1              up
  97      e4.3            eth1              up
  98      e4.4            eth1              up
  99      e4.5            eth1              up
 100      e4.6            eth1              up
 101      e4.7            eth1              up
 102      e4.8            eth1              up
 103      e4.9            eth1              up
 104
 105  Use /sys/module/aoe/parameters/aoe_iflist (or better, the driver
 106  option discussed below) instead of /dev/etherd/interfaces to limit
 107  AoE traffic to the network interfaces in the given
 108  whitespace-separated list.  Unlike the old character device, the
 109  sysfs entry can be read from as well as written to.
 110
 111  It's helpful to trigger discovery after setting the list of allowed
 112  interfaces.  The aoetools package provides an aoe-discover script
 113  for this purpose.  You can also directly use the
 114  /dev/etherd/discover special file described above.
 115
 116DRIVER OPTIONS
 117
 118  There is a boot option for the built-in aoe driver and a
 119  corresponding module parameter, aoe_iflist.  Without this option,
 120  all network interfaces may be used for ATA over Ethernet.  Here is a
 121  usage example for the module parameter.
 122
 123    modprobe aoe_iflist="eth1 eth3"
 124
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