Since June, 15th 2013, debian released the new stable Version 7.0 , called wheezy. Fortunately, the upgrade process is quite simple .. If don’t have any special combinations.
The normal upgrade Process is good explained here.
If you do have a iscsitarget running, you will notice that the upgrade process installs two new packages for
But the compiling of the dkms module “iscsi_trgt” Fails with some strange block_io error (found in the make.log):
/var/lib/dkms/iscsitarget/22.214.171.124/build/kernel/block-io.c: In function â€˜blockio_make_requestâ€™:
/var/lib/dkms/iscsitarget/126.96.36.199/build/kernel/block-io.c:59:18: error: storage size of plugin isn't known
After some research, I found a solution here.
The definition of
struct blk_plug is missing. You can read the details under the link above. In short, you have to
add a patch to the file
--- dkms.conf.org 2013-06-04 14:49:28.000000000 +0200 +++ dkms.conf 2013-06-04 14:50:26.000000000 +0200 @@ -37,3 +37,5 @@ PATCH_MATCH="188.8.131.52-.*" PATCH="compat-rhel4.patch" PATCH_MATCH="2.6.9-.*.(el|plus.c4)" +PATCH="compat-2.6.38.patch" +PATCH_MATCH="2.6.(9|14|15|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25|26|27|28|29|30|31|32|33|34|35|36|37|38)"
After you added the patch in the
dkms.conf file, execute
dkms autoinstall and the iscsitarget will be build without any Troubles.
[UPDATE August, 09 2013 00:38]
Unfortunately, this patch doesn’t solve the problem. After some connections, a kernel panic occurs – Details here. So you have to compile it manualy to make it work. I hope, it work’s now, otherwise, all my ESXi Hosts are gone ;-).
# become root sudo su # check out the source from source forge (do an "apt-get install subversion" if you don't have the svn command) svn co https://iscsitarget.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/iscsitarget iscsitarget # cd into the iscsitarget/trunk cd iscsitarget/trunk # you do need the kernel headers & build-essentials apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essentials # build the package make # now install it make install