aoetools - tools to assist in using ATA over Ethernet

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name aoetools
Package version 36
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 93 B
Download size 40.49 KB
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The aoetools are programs that assist in using ATA over Ethernet.  These
tools are designed to work with the "aoe" driver for Linux 2.6+ kernels;
in fact, this version recommends kernel 2.6.14 or later, as both support
up to 16 slots per shelf address.
Systems running Linux 2.4 kernels do not need and should not install
the aoetools.  The aoe driver for 2.4 kernels is self-sufficient.
There are several tools included in this package:
* aoecfg         - manipulate AoE configuration strings
* aoe-discover   - trigger discovery of ATA over Ethernet devices
* aoe-flush      - flush the down devices out of the aoe driver
* aoe-interfaces - restrict network interfaces used for AoE
* aoe-mkdevs     - create character and block device files
* aoe-mkshelf    - create block device files for one shelf address
* aoeping        - simple userland communication with AoE devices
* aoe-revalidate - revalidate the disk size of an AoE device
* aoe-sancheck   - diagnoses MTU and other network issues
* aoe-stat       - print status information for AoE devices
* aoe-version    - print AoE-related software version information
* coraid-update  - upload an update file to a Coraid appliance


Package Version Architecture Repository
aoetools_36-1_i386.deb 36 i386 Debian Main
aoetools - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
lsb-base -


Type URL
Binary Package aoetools_36-1_amd64.deb
Source Package aoetools

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install aoetools deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install aoetools




2014-01-17 - David Martínez Moreno <>
aoetools (36-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release, released on 2013-08-07.  Changes since the last one:
- Support debugfs-exported debug info in sos-linux.
- Add pkg subdirectory for distro-specific packaging files.
- Only use one of the sysfs version files in aoe-version.
- Restore payload field in aoe-stat output.
- Handle missing sysfs files in aoe-stat.
- Update docs for 3.x kernels.
* Moved this package to 3.0 (quilt) format.
* Bumped DH compat to 9.
* debian/control:
- Depend on debhelper (>> 9), removed quilt.
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5.
- Added mention in the Description that this can run on 3.x kernels.
- Added Vcs-* fields.
- Added ${misc:Depends} to Depends.
* debian/rules:
- Actually migrate it to the compact version, overriding dh_installinit.
- Added an override to install the upstream changelog.
- Added override to dh_auto_install, because we need everything in /sbin.
- Stop restarting aoetools on upgrades.  This is the wrong thing, as we
don't have a daemon or anything like that, because everything happends
inside the kernel once the devices are mounted.  We caused unnecesary
grief with it (closes: #568554).  I'm very sorry.
* debian/watch: Added.
* debian/patches:
- 02_no_hyphen_in_manpages: Refreshed, and fixed a typo in aoeping.8.
- 03_enable_hardened_build: New, to enable CFLAGS/CPPFLAGS/LDFLAGS from
the environment in order to have hardened builds.
- 04_support_slash_run_slash_udev: New, adding /run/udev to the udev
checks.  Thanks, Roger Leigh (closes: #644308).
* debian/aoetools.init:
- Unified the style for loops and whitespace.
- Removed PATH with /usr elements to avoid lintian tripping on the wrong
- Added aoetools to Provides.
- Added 'status' action, fixed a bug with LVMGROUPS and clarified the case
when we don't mount anything because of /etc/default/aoetools.
- Added support for assembling RAID devices during start-up.  Based on a
patch by Gabor Kiss (closes: #606307).  Thanks, Gabor!
* debian/aoetools.default: Added support for RAID_ARRAYS and switched to
single quotes.
* Added hooks for initramfs-tools in order to be able to support booting
from an AoE root device.  Thanks, wolfle (closes: #591026).
2010-10-18 - David Martínez Moreno <>
aoetools (32-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- New tool: aoe-sancheck - diagnoses MTU and other network issues.
* Fixed part of #559335.  I'm not convinced that we should alter the
syntax of /etc/default/aoetools, though.  Now the init script does not
try to unmount filesystems already unmounted.
2009-09-06 - David Martínez Moreno <>
aoetools (30-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules:
- Added NEWS to dh_installchangelog.
* debian/control: Removed Section and Priority from the binary section.
* debian/patches:
- Removed old patches.
- Added 02_no_hyphen_in_manpages.patch to fix all lintian warnings.
- Added descriptions to patches.
2009-09-05 - David Martínez Moreno <>
aoetools (30-2) unstable; urgency=low
* When loading the kernel module, marshal into the module the list of
interfaces that we want to run AoE over.  This fixes an obscure security
problem where AoE traffic could go over a different interface than the
one specified by the administrator (closes: #408042).  Thanks, Jacques
Normand for the explanation and Juan Céspedes for the patch.
* debian/rules: Rewrote some part in order to be more verbose and solve
the case when no volume is mounted.  Thanks, Ferenc Wagner (closes:

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