1. The aoetools are programs that assist in using ATA over Ethernet on
  2. systems with version 2.6 Linux kernels.
  3. Systems running 2.4 Linux kernels do not need and should not install
  4. the aoetools. The aoe driver for 2.4 kernels is self sufficient.
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  7. If you are using udev on your system, the aoe-mkdevs and aoe-mkshelf
  8. should not be used. Just let udev create device nodes for you. If
  9. you need to configure udev, its manpages, in conjunction with the
  10. example in the EtherDrive HOWTO FAQ, should help.
  11. If you are not using udev, it is important to ensure that the device
  12. nodes in /dev/etherd match the aoe driver. Please see devnodes.txt
  13. for information.
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  15. If you need to configure the software, look at the variables at the
  16. top of the Makefile. The defaults should work for most people. When
  17. using the defaults there's only one step to configure and install the
  18. aoetools software and documentation:
  19. make install
  20. You'll need sufficient permissions to install in the default locations
  21. if you haven't overridden them with your own locations.
  22. Please see the aoetools manpage for a brief list of the tools.
  23. These two are legacy commands for systems without udev.
  24. aoe-mkdevs create character and block device files
  25. aoe-mkshelf create block device files for one shelf address
  26. The aoetools homepage
  28. The CORAID homepage
  30. The Linux Support Page at CORAID