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bug#26257: [PATCH] gnu: Add rdma-core.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#26257: [PATCH] gnu: Add rdma-core.
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:55:54 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Marius Bakke <address@hidden> skribis:

> * gnu/packages/linux.scm (rdma-core): New variable.


> +    (home-page "";)
> +    (synopsis "Utilities and libraries for working with RDMA devices")
> +    (description
> +     "This package provides the userspace components for the InfiniBand
> +subsystem of the Linux kernel.  Specifically it contains userspace libraries
> +for the following device nodes:
> +
> address@hidden
> address@hidden @file{/dev/infiniband/uverbsX} (@code{libibverbs})
> address@hidden @file{/dev/infiniband/rdma_cm} (@code{librdmacm})
> address@hidden @file{/dev/infiniband/umadX} (@code{libibumad})
> address@hidden enumerate
> +
> +The following service daemons are also provided:
> address@hidden
> address@hidden @code{srp_daemon} (for the @code{ib_srp} kernel module)
> address@hidden @code{iwpmd} (for iwarp kernel providers)
> address@hidden @code{ibacm} (for InfiniBand communication management 
> assistant)
> address@hidden enumerate")

I was wondering whether this code was relying on proprietary InfiniBand
drivers, which would not be okay, but

  find $LINUX_MODULE_DIRECTORY -name ib\*ko

shows a bunch of drivers, including ‘ib_srp’ (mentioned above), so I
guess this is fine.



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