SRP_DAEMON(1) USER COMMANDS SRP_DAEMON(1)
srp_daemon - Discovers SRP targets in an InfiniBand Fabric
srp_daemon [-vVcaeon] [-d umad-device | -i infiniband-device [-p port-num]] [-t time-
out(ms)] [-r retries] [-R Rescan-time] [-f rules-File]
Discovers and connects to InfiniBand SCSI RDMA Protocol (SRP) targets in an IB fabric.
Each srp_daemon instance operates on one local port. Upon boot it performs a full rescan
of the fabric then waits for an srp_daemon event. An srp_daemon event can be a join of a
new machine to the fabric, a change in the capabilities of a machine, an SA change, or an
expiration of a predefined timeout.
When a new machine joins the fabric, srp_daemon checks if it is a target. When there is a
change of capabilities, srp_daemon checks if the machine has turned into a target. When
there is an SA change or a timeout expiration, srp_daemon performs a full rescan of the
For each target srp_daemon finds, it checks if it should connect to this target according
to its rules (default rules file is /etc/srp_daemon.conf) and if it is already connected
to the local port. If it should connect to this target and if it is not connected yet,
srp_daemon can either print the target details or connect to it.
-v Print more verbose output
-V Print even more verbose output (debug mode)
Work on infiniband-device. This option should not be used with -d.
Work on port port-num (default 1). This option must be used with -i and should not
be used with -d.
Use device file umad-device (default /dev/infiniband/umad0) This option should not
be used with -i or -p.
-c Generate output suitable for piping directly to a /sys/class/infini-
-a Prints all the targets in the fabric, not only targets that are not connected
through the local port. (The same as ibsrpdm.)
-e Execute the connection command, i.e., make the connection to the target.
-o Perform only one rescan and exit. (The same as ibsrpdm.)
Force a complete rescan every Rescan-time seconds. If -R is not specified, no time-
out rescans will be performed.
Retries to connect to existing target after retry-Timeout seconds. If -R is not
specified, uses 5 Seconds timeout. if retry-Timeout is 0, will not try to recon-
nect. The reason srp_daemon retries to connect to the target is because there may
be a rare scnerio in which srp_daemon will try to connect to add a target when the
target is about to be removed, but is not removed yet.
Decide to which targets to connect according to the rules in rules-File. If -f is
not specified, uses the default rules file /etc/srp_daemon.conf. Each line in the
rules-File is a rule which can be either an allow connection or a disallow connec-
tion according to the first character in the line (a or d accordingly). The rest of
the line is values for id_ext, ioc_guid, dgid, service_id. Please take a look at
the example section for an example of the file. srp_daemon decide whether to allow
or disallow each target according to first rule that match the target. If no rule
matches the target, the target is allowed and will be connected. In an allow rule
it is possible to set attributes for the connection to the target. Supported
attributes are max_cmd_per_lun and max_sect.
Use timeout of timeout msec for MAD responses (default: 5 sec).
Perform retries retries on each send to MAD (default: 3 retries).
-n New format - use also initiator_ext in the connection command.
/etc/srp_daemon.conf - Default rules configuration file that indicates to which targets to
connect. Can be overridden using the -f rules-File option. Each line in this file is a
rule which can be either an allow connection or a disallow connection according to the
first character in the line (a or d accordingly). The rest of the line is values for
id_ext, ioc_guid, dgid, service_id. Please take a look at the example section for an exam-
ple of the file. srp_daemon decide whether to allow or disallow each target according to
first rule that match the target. If no rule matches the target, the target is allowed and
will be connected. In an allow rule it is possible to set attributes for the connection to
the target. Supported attributes are max_cmd_per_lun and max_sect.
srp_daemon -e -i mthca0 -p 1 -R 60 (Connects to the targets accessible through port 1 of
mthca0. Performs a complete rescan every minute)
srp_daemon -o -c -a (Prints the connection commands for the targets in the fabric
and exits - similar to ibsrpdm)
srp_daemon -e -f rules.txt (Connects to the targets allowed in the rules file
An example for a rules configuration file (such as /etc/srp_daemon.conf)
# Rules file example
# This is a comment
# disallow the following dgid
# allow target with the following ioc_guid
# allow target with the following id_ext and ioc_guid. And setting max_cmd_per_lun to 31.
# disallow all the rest
OpenFabrics September 5, 2006 SRP_DAEMON(1)