8.40. fcoe-utils

Updated fcoe-utils, libhbalinux, libhbaapi, and lldpad packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The fcoe-utils packages provide Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) utilities, such as the fcoeadm command-line utility for configuring FCoE interfaces, and the fcoemon service to configure DCB Ethernet QOS filters.

Note

The libhbalinux packages contain the Host Bus Adapter API (HBAAPI) vendor library which uses standard kernel interfaces to obtain information about Fiber Channel Host Buses (FC HBA) in the system.
The libhbaapi library is the Host Bus Adapter (HBA) API library for Fibre Channel and Storage Area Network (SAN) resources. It contains a unified API that programmers can use to access, query, observe, and modify SAN and Fibre Channel services.
The lldpad packages provide a user-space daemon and a configuration utility for Intel's Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) agent with Enhanced Ethernet support.
The fcoe-utils packages have been upgraded to upstream version 1.0.28, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version, including support for the virtual N_Port to virtual N_Port (VN2VN) protocol. Moreover, the fcoeadm utility now supports listing Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF) and Link Error Status Block (LESB) statistics, and also support for the fcoe_sysfs kernel interface has been added. Additionally, documentation updates, a new website, mailing lists, and various minor bug fixes are included in this rebase. (BZ#829793, BZ#829797)
The libhbalinux packages have been upgraded to upstream version 1.0.16, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. Also, the documentation has been updated and it now directs the user to the new mailing lists. (BZ#829810)
The libhbaapi packages have been upgraded to upstream version 2.2.9, which provides a number of enhancements over the previous version. Also, the documentation has been updated and it now directs the user to the new mailing lists. (BZ#829815)
The lldpad packages have been upgraded to upstream version 0.9.46, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version, including 802.1Qbg edge virtual bridging (EVB) module support. Also, FCoE initialization protocol (FIP) application type-length-value (TLV) parsing support, help on usage of the out-of-memory killer, manual page and documentation enhancements have been included. (BZ#829816, BZ#893684)

Bug Fix

BZ#903099
Due to a bug in the kernel, destroying an N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) port while using an ixbge adapter, the fcoe service init script could become unresponsive on shutdown. An init script patch has been applied to destroy the associated virtual ports first, and the fcoe service no longer hangs in the described scenario.

Enhancement

BZ#981062
The readme file has been updated with a note clarifying that the file system automounting feature is enabled in the default installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Users of fcoe-utils, libhbalinux, libhbaapi, and lldpad are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.