COMSTAR only supports 255 targets
255 targets ought to be enough for anybody, right? Well, perhaps not :-)
In cloud environments with a lot of guests where you're doing a 1:1 mapping between target and guest, you can quickly hit the 255 limit. We (EveryCity) just did. :-/
We knew this day would come but didn't think we'd hit it so soon, and now we have a SAN which has vastly more storage than we can utilise.
I'm not sure how difficult/easy this would be to up, but it might be useful for Nexenta who no doubt have customers who would like > 255 targets.
Updated by Alasdair Lumsden about 10 years ago
Someone pointed out:
#define MAX_TARGETS 255 /* maximum targets that may be created */
I'm no kernel developer but it looks like the targets are stored in a linked list with a 32bit unsigned integer storing the count, so potentially the real maximum is 4bn?
crsd on IRC recompiled libiscsit.so.1 and tested creating more targets and nothing exploded immediately:
23:53 < crsd> AlasAway: http://pastebin.com/9ykAcD62 (not sure if it really works though :-)