8.99. iscsi-initiator-utils

Updated iscsi-initiator-utils packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The iscsi-initiator-utils packages provide the server daemon for the Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) protocol, as well as the utility programs used to manage it. iSCSI is a protocol for distributed disk access using SCSI commands sent over Internet Protocol (IP) networks.
The QLogic ala4xxx drivers have been updated to the latest upstream version, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#1053374, BZ#1140326)
This update also fixes the following bugs:

Note

The iSCSI UserSpace I/O driver (iscsiuio) has been updated to upstream version 0.7.8.2, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#1054587)
The QLogic ala4xxx drivers have been updated to the latest upstream version, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#1053374, BZ#1140326)
This update also fixes the following bugs:

Bug Fixes

BZ#0009299, BZ#1052361
Due to changes in the addressing of inter-process communication (IPC) sockets, updating the isciadm administration utility caused it to be incompatible with the already-running iscsid processes. As a consequence, iscsiadm could no longer communicate with the running iscsid processes after the update. This update adds a retroactive compatibility IPC mode, which automatically triggers when a new IPC socket fails to connect. As a result, iscsiadm can now correctly be used to control pre-existing iscsid processes after an update.
BZ#1132490
Prior to this update, the uip_reset() function was in some cases called with an invalid ustack address. As a consequence, the iscsiuio process was terminated unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. With this update, the ustack address calling uip_reset() has been fixed and the described crash no longer occurs.
BZ#1076344
Prior to this update, the iscsid daemon could not handle more than 31 iSCSI asynchronous events. Consequently, when performing an iSCSI operation with 32 or more target protocol data units, iscsid entered an infinite loop and became unresponsive. With this update, iscsid can properly handle more than 31 iSCSI asynchronous events, and the described hang no longer occurs.
The iSCSI UserSpace I/O driver (iscsiuio) has been updated to upstream version 0.7.8.2, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#1054587)
The QLogic ala4xxx drivers have been updated to the latest upstream version, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#1053374, BZ#1140326)
Users of iscsi-initiator-utils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.