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ISCSI(4)	       FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual		      ISCSI(4)

NAME
     iscsi -- iSCSI initiator

SYNOPSIS
     To	compile	this driver into the kernel, place the following line in the
     kernel configuration file:

	   device iscsi

     Alternatively, to load the	driver as a module at boot time, place the
     following line in loader.conf(5):

	   iscsi_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION
     The iscsi subsystem provides the kernel component of an iSCSI initiator.
     The initiator is the iSCSI	client,	which connects to an iSCSI target,
     providing local access to a remote	block device.  The userland component
     is	provided by iscsid(8) and both the kernel and userland are configured
     using iscsictl(8).	 The iscsi subsystem is	responsible for	implementing
     the "Full Feature Phase" of the iSCSI protocol.

SYSCTL VARIABLES
     The following variables are available as both sysctl(8) variables and
     loader(8) tunables:

     kern.iscsi.debug
	     Verbosity level for log messages from the iscsi driver.  Set to 0
	     to	disable	logging	or 1 to	warn about potential problems.	Larger
	     values enable debugging output.  Defaults to 1.

     kern.iscsi.ping_timeout
	     The number	of seconds to wait for the target to respond to	a NOP-
	     Out PDU.  In the event that there is no response within that time
	     the session gets forcibly restarted.  Set to 0 to disable sending
	     NOP-Out PDUs.  Defaults to	5.

     kern.iscsi.iscsid_timeout
	     The number	of seconds to wait for iscsid(8) to establish a	ses-
	     sion.  After that time iscsi will abort and retry.	 Defaults to
	     60.

     kern.iscsi.login_timeout
	     The number	of seconds to wait for a login attempt to succeed.
	     After that	time iscsi will	abort and retry.  Defaults to 60.

     kern.iscsi.maxtags
	     The maximum number	of outstanding IO requests.  Defaults to 255.

     kern.iscsi.fail_on_disconnection
	     Controls the behavior after an iSCSI connection has been dropped
	     due to network problems.  When set	to 1, a	dropped	connection
	     causes the	iSCSI device nodes to be destroyed.  After reconnect-
	     ing, they will be created again.  By default, the device nodes
	     are left intact.  While the connection is down all	input/output
	     operations	are suspended, to be retried after the connection is
	     reestablished.

SEE ALSO
     iscsi.conf(5), iscsictl(8), iscsid(8)

HISTORY
     The iscsi subsystem first appeared	in FreeBSD 10.0.

AUTHORS
     The iscsi subsystem was developed by Edward Tomasz	Napierala
     <trasz@FreeBSD.org> under sponsorship from	the FreeBSD Foundation.

FreeBSD	10.3			 July 11, 2015			  FreeBSD 10.3

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