Commit 03c41c43 authored by Ed L Cashin's avatar Ed L Cashin Committed by Greg KH
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[PATCH] aoe: improve allowed interfaces configuration

improve allowed interfaces configuration
Signed-off-by: default avatarEd L. Cashin <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>

diff -uprN a/Documentation/aoe/aoe.txt b/Documentation/aoe/aoe.txt
parent 8800cea6
......@@ -33,6 +33,9 @@ USING DEVICE NODES
"cat /dev/etherd/err" blocks, waiting for error diagnostic output,
like any retransmitted packets.
The /dev/etherd/interfaces special file is obsoleted by the
aoe_iflist boot option and module option (and its sysfs entry
described in the next section).
"echo eth2 eth4 > /dev/etherd/interfaces" tells the aoe driver to
limit ATA over Ethernet traffic to eth2 and eth4. AoE traffic from
untrusted networks should be ignored as a matter of security.
......@@ -89,3 +92,23 @@ USING SYSFS
e4.7 eth1 up
e4.8 eth1 up
e4.9 eth1 up
Use /sys/module/aoe/parameters/aoe_iflist (or better, the driver
option discussed below) instead of /dev/etherd/interfaces to limit
AoE traffic to the network interfaces in the given
whitespace-separated list. Unlike the old character device, the
sysfs entry can be read from as well as written to.
It's helpful to trigger discovery after setting the list of allowed
interfaces. If your distro provides an aoe-discover script, you can
use that. Otherwise, you can directly use the /dev/etherd/discover
file described above.
There is a boot option for the built-in aoe driver and a
corresponding module parameter, aoe_iflist. Without this option,
all network interfaces may be used for ATA over Ethernet. Here is a
usage example for the module parameter.
modprobe aoe_iflist="eth1 eth3"
......@@ -7,6 +7,7 @@
#include <linux/hdreg.h>
#include <linux/blkdev.h>
#include <linux/netdevice.h>
#include <linux/moduleparam.h>
#include "aoe.h"
#define NECODES 5
......@@ -26,6 +27,19 @@ enum {
static char aoe_iflist[IFLISTSZ];
module_param_string(aoe_iflist, aoe_iflist, IFLISTSZ, 0600);
MODULE_PARM_DESC(aoe_iflist, "aoe_iflist=\"dev1 [dev2 ...]\"\n");
#ifndef MODULE
static int __init aoe_iflist_setup(char *str)
strncpy(aoe_iflist, str, IFLISTSZ);
aoe_iflist[IFLISTSZ - 1] = '\0';
return 1;
__setup("aoe_iflist=", aoe_iflist_setup);
is_aoe_netif(struct net_device *ifp)
......@@ -36,7 +50,8 @@ is_aoe_netif(struct net_device *ifp)
if (aoe_iflist[0] == '\0')
return 1;
for (p = aoe_iflist; *p; p = q + strspn(q, WHITESPACE)) {
p = aoe_iflist + strspn(aoe_iflist, WHITESPACE);
for (; *p; p = q + strspn(q, WHITESPACE)) {
q = p + strcspn(p, WHITESPACE);
if (q != p)
len = q - p;
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