Bug Fix Advisory fcoe-target-utils bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2013:1683-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2013-11-20
Last updated on: 2013-11-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

Updated fcoe-target-utils packages that fix several bugs are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The fcoe-target-utils packages contain a command-line interface for configuring
FCoE LUNs (Fibre Channel over Ethernet Logical Unit Numbers) and backstores.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Due to an error leaving a device marked as in-use, attempts to map a block
backstore that had been previously mapped would fail. With this update, mappings
of block backstores are properly released, and remapping a block device now
succeeds. (BZ#854708)

* Prior to this update, the kernel terminated unexpectedly when the fcoe-target
daemon stopped. A patch has been provided to fix this bug, and the kernel now no
longer crashes. (BZ#880542)

* Previously, the target reported support for sequence-level error recovery
erroneously. Consequently, interrupting the connection between the FCoE target
and a bnx2fc initiator could cause the initiator to erroneously perform
sequence-level error recovery instead of exchange-level error, leading to a
failure of all devices attached to the target. This bug has been fixed, and
connections with a bnx2fc initiator may now be interrupted without disrupting
other devices. (BZ#882121)

* Prior to this update, there was an error in the python-rtslib library.
Consequently, when creating a pscsi (SCSI pass-through) storage object in the
targetcli utility, the python-rtslib returned a traceback. The error in the
library has been fixed, and pscsi storage objects are now created without
errors. (BZ#912210)

* Since the fcoe-utils command-line interface is required by the
fcoe-target-utils packages and is not supported on the s390x architecture,
fcoe-target-utils will not work properly on s390x, and thus has been removed.
(BZ#999902)

Users of fcoe-target-utils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which fix these bugs.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/site/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
fcoe-target-utils-2.0rc1.fb16-5.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0953
    MD5: f82832a45dd691aa117d6231b8c5b7e5
SHA-256: bd2ca49bc3faf4495d268f2d754183896e2ebca364077a8bbf7d5e60fe214d4a
 
IA-32:
fcoe-target-utils-2.0rc1.fb16-5.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0953
    MD5: 4a319e9a5a66fc75c596126055d0a551
SHA-256: 795a19cfc0829e12646edbf235f2a6ef8f6481499a8338e4a8fd9f29c93f466b
 
PPC:
fcoe-target-utils-2.0rc1.fb16-5.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0953
    MD5: 4a319e9a5a66fc75c596126055d0a551
SHA-256: 795a19cfc0829e12646edbf235f2a6ef8f6481499a8338e4a8fd9f29c93f466b
 
x86_64:
fcoe-target-utils-2.0rc1.fb16-5.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0953
    MD5: 4a319e9a5a66fc75c596126055d0a551
SHA-256: 795a19cfc0829e12646edbf235f2a6ef8f6481499a8338e4a8fd9f29c93f466b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
fcoe-target-utils-2.0rc1.fb16-5.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0953
    MD5: f82832a45dd691aa117d6231b8c5b7e5
SHA-256: bd2ca49bc3faf4495d268f2d754183896e2ebca364077a8bbf7d5e60fe214d4a
 
IA-32:
fcoe-target-utils-2.0rc1.fb16-5.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0953
    MD5: 4a319e9a5a66fc75c596126055d0a551
SHA-256: 795a19cfc0829e12646edbf235f2a6ef8f6481499a8338e4a8fd9f29c93f466b
 
x86_64:
fcoe-target-utils-2.0rc1.fb16-5.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0953
    MD5: 4a319e9a5a66fc75c596126055d0a551
SHA-256: 795a19cfc0829e12646edbf235f2a6ef8f6481499a8338e4a8fd9f29c93f466b
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

854708 - EBUSY error when mapping FCoE target to iblock backend
891853 - 'targetcli ls /' without fcoe-target daemon will got miss-leading output "Could not create RTSRoot in configFS."
912210 - Got python call trace when creating pscsi storage object in targetcli.
999902 - ExcludeArch s390x



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