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The tcm_qla2xxx.ko is a hardware Fibre Channel fabric module for qla2xxx series hardware from Qlogic ASICs using the target core infrastructure.

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Background

The QLA2XXX LLD target mode logic and accompanying tcm_qla2xxx fabric module are now up and running with v2.6.37-rc3 code in the lio-core-2.6.git/tcm_qla2xxx branch.

The QLA2XXX LLD target mode logic is based on qla2x00t from the SCST project, and contains a modern LLD port of qla2x00t-target logic in qla2x_target.c.

Status

At this point the LLD changes and tcm_qla2xxx should be considered ALPHA -> BETA status. Large block I/O is stable, and is able to run for sustained at line-rate. At this point the FC nexus handling in qla2x_target.c is stable and able to pass my initial testing (shutdown, cable pull, etc). This also includes being able to shutdown tcm_qla2xx and disable target mode on an individual struct qla_hw_data, and then reload tcm_qla2xxx and recreate the configfs groups, re-enable target mode on the same qla_hw_data and everything work as expected w/o shutting down qla2xxx LLD.

Howto

TODO

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