EDIT: This is on a Debian 7 sytstem (more accurately Proxmox hypervisor https://www.proxmox.com/en/) 2.6.32-48-pve kernel.

I have a disk partition as an iscsi target on my backend infiniband storage. I've mounted the target locally on the initiator (on /mnt/iscsi). If I need to reboot the initiator, I need to unmount /mnt/iscsi and then logout of the portal prior to rebooting (at least it was this way a couple years ago. been a while since I've worked with iscsi).

How can I determine which filesystems are mounted over iscsi? The regular mount command just displays the block device which was created by the initiator eg: /dev/sdc.

/dev/sdc on /mnt/iscsi type ext4 (rw,relatime,barrier=1,data=ordered)

I'd like to automate the unmount/logout prior to a reboot but this information is not enough to determine if the filesystem in question needs to be run through iscsiadm ... --logout after unmounting.

  • Can you provide information on the actual Linux distribution and version in use?
    – ewwhite
    Jan 24, 2017 at 23:17
  • Good idea. Added. Jan 25, 2017 at 15:00

2 Answers 2


Try iscsiadm -m session -P 3 and check the last section "Attached SCSI devices"

Just FYI: If you set iscsid to start on boot you do not need to unmount/logout iSCSI partitions prior to reboot. As long as the partition is in /etc/fstab and has a _netdev option.

  • Thanks for the iscsid info. The daemon is running, however I don't see an init script for it. This is a vended product built on Debian 7 so they may have made some customizations in regards to iscsi initialization. Jan 25, 2017 at 15:02
  • If it were for RHEL or CentOS, the netfs service handles this.
    – ewwhite
    Jan 25, 2017 at 16:02
  • iscsiadm -m session -P 3 works as noted to show device in use by target. Thanks! Jan 26, 2017 at 16:09

Try this command:

iscsiadm -m session -P 3 | grep 'Target\|disk'

The iscsiadm utility is a command-line tool allowing discovery and login to iSCSI targets, as well as access and management of the open-iscsi database.

-m, --mode op specifies the mode. op must be one of discoverydb, node, fw, host iface or session. This command will list the sessions targets (and grep within the result).

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