[Pkg-ofed-devel] current status of ofed and infiniband support

Ramon Diaz-Uriarte rdiaz02 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 10:35:19 UTC 2014

Dear All,

Apologies if this is way too simple a question (I have managed to use IB on
Debian without really understanding anything about IB :-). 

A little over two years ago I got infiniband running on two machines with
Debian (mixture of testing and unstable). I followed


and got some additional help from Ana Guerrero.

I was going to update packages, etc, but in the list archives I found this
reply from Ana, from two weeks ago


where we are told the old repos are obsolete.

So does that mean that:

a) The instructions from page http://pkg-ofed.alioth.debian.org/ are also
mostly obsolete.

b) There is no longer an ofed package. ofa-kernel-sources is also no longer

c) The way to go is install packages opensm (which will also pull along
infiniband-diags and a bunch of others) from the Debian repositories. And
this should just basically work?

Thanks a lot,


P.S. In case it matters, I think I do need opensm as I have no switch (just
direct connection between two machines with QLogic Corp. QLE7340 IBA7322
QDR InfiniBand HCA cards). But other packages, like ibverbs-driver-ipath
are no longer needed (or available)

Ramon Diaz-Uriarte
Department of Biochemistry, Lab B-25
Facultad de Medicina 
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 
Arzobispo Morcillo, 4
28029 Madrid

Phone: +34-91-497-2412

Email: rdiaz02 at gmail.com
       ramon.diaz at iib.uam.es


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