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openSUSE-RU-2011:0750-1: open-iscsi: Booting with iSCSI root device fails
openSUSE Recommended Update: open-iscsi: Booting with iSCSI root device fails
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Announcement ID: openSUSE-RU-2011:0750-1
Rating: low
References: #656119 #683249
Affected Products:
openSUSE 11.4
openSUSE 11.3
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An update that has two recommended fixes can now be
installed.

Description:

The following bug is fixed by this update: On restarting
iscsid after mounting the root over iSCSI device, it tried
to use CHAP authentication even when not auth was required.
This was caused by treating "(null)", returned by sysfs for
null strings, as a valid password. This terminated the
iSCSI connection, thereby rendering the system unusable.


Patch Instructions:

To install this openSUSE Recommended Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

- openSUSE 11.4:

zypper in -t patch open-iscsi-4855

- openSUSE 11.3:

zypper in -t patch open-iscsi-4855

To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".


Package List:

- openSUSE 11.4 (i586 x86_64):

open-iscsi-2.0.870-37.38.1

- openSUSE 11.3 (i586 x86_64):

open-iscsi-2.0.870-33.3.1


References:

https://bugzilla.novell.com/656119
https://bugzilla.novell.com/683249


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