[Grml] iscsitarget and iscsitarget-module-... in grml 2011.05
mika at grml.org
Thu Nov 3 14:05:00 CET 2011
* Urs Blaser [Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 09:24:06PM +0100]:
> After still using 2010.12 for a long time, i switched my
> troubleshooting usb-stick to 2011.05 and tried to export a local drive
> via iscsi.
> Sadly this didn't worked out of the box because the kernel module was
> missing. I checked the packages and found that
> iscsitarget-module-`uname -r` wasn't installed... After installing
> this, there was a module version mismatch which required a upgrade of
> The module version mismatch is supposedly due to the fact that the
> packages evolved since the release. But why didn't the kernel module
> made it into the release when it's needed by iscsitarget that's
> shipped - and that http://grml.org/kernel/ advertises this module.
> What did i miss in the whole process?
You didn't miss anything, the iscsitarget module sadly
slipped through the release process. Sorry, my fault.
> And how do i best prepare for the next use of iscsitarget from the
Sorry, I'm not sure I understand your question.
If you want to fix the issue for the *existing* 2011.05 release then
your can either use the live persistency feature or remaster the ISO
(using grml-live with the provided chroots from
http://debian.netcologne.de/grml/release-chroots/ provides a pretty
If you're interested how this is supposed to work with *upcoming*
release(s) of Grml: iscsitarget currently doesn't compile against
kernel 3.1.0 IIRC. But the 3.1 linux kernel provides a new
infrastructure for iscsi since the SCST implementation has been
replaced with the Linux-iSCSI.org target ->
But I'm not sure whether this will make it into the upcoming Grml
release in time since the necessary userspace tools (like lio-utils)
aren't available as Debian packages yet AFAICS. Any help on that
front is highly appreciated though.
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