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iscsi-initiator during kernel upgrade

 
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iscsi-initiator during kernel upgrade


How to handle the iscsi-initiator(iscsi-initiator-utils-3.6.3-4) during kernel upgrade.

I am planing to upgarde to kernel-smp-2.4.21-53.EL

Linux hostname 2.4.21-47.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Jul 5 20:38:41 EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 3 (Taroon Update 8)

is it recommended to reinstall the iscsi-initiator?

your sugeetions would be appreciated.
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Re: iscsi-initiator during kernel upgrade

Why do you think a reinstall might be necessary?

According to the package description, it contains only the iSCSI daemon and some utility programs - not kernel modules. So there should be nothing that depends on some exact kernel version.

A requirement to reinstall a package like that on kernel upgrade would not be desired behaviour - it would be tolerated only as a workaround to some known bug. It would be easy to fix, by making the iSCSI daemon startup script detect when a kernel has been upgraded and automatically do whatever is needed at that point.

RedHat Bugzilla has no record of such a bug in the iscsi-initiator-utils package of RHEL 3.

MK
MK
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Re: iscsi-initiator during kernel upgrade

i was doubtfull if this package is considered as a third party one.

But it is NOT. Thanks.