[stgt] targets.conf problem, setting up tape drives

Albert Pauw albert.pauw at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 11:47:01 CET 2009

On 10/26/2009 11:14 AM, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> Works for me.
> If you do:
> tgt-admin -e -v
> Do you see the following output?
> # Device /mnt/1/notape1 is used (already tgtd target?).
> # Run 'lsof /mnt/1/notape1' to see the details.
> # Skipping device /mnt/1/notape1 - it is in use.
> # You can override it with --force or 'allow-in-use yes' config option.
> By default, we don't allow to use one block device more than once, as 
> it can mean corruption when used by more than one initiator.
> If this was the case for you, just add "allow-in-use yes" to the 
> target configuration:
> <target iqn.2008-09.com.example:server.tape>
> allow-in-use yes
> <backing-store /mnt/1/notape>
>         lun 1
> (...)
Hi Tomasz,

yes, that was exactly it. I wasn't aware of the allow-in-use option, but 
it works.

Now the only other thing left is the multiple element_type stuff used 
for the changer device.

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