[Pkg-ofed-devel] Infiniband Kernel Module Initializer and port config tool

Talat mellanox talatb at mellanox.com
Tue Feb 9 14:24:00 UTC 2016

Wondered if you'd had a chance to look at this yet?
We are eagerly awaiting for your reply.

Have a great Day!
Thank you.

On Sun, Jan 17, 2016 at 1:26 PM, Talat mellanox <talatb at mellanox.com> wrote:
> Hi Ana and OFED and Debian Developement and Discussion team,
> Till now, in Ubuntu and Debian Operation systems, rdma and Infiniband modules
> loaded manually by the user, compared with other operation systems there is
> a service that control them (load, unload, status, autoload ..  ).
> This services is required and needed by Infiniband and RoCE users, in order to
> load the Infiniband kernel modules/ configure ports in VPI mode, the service
> already integrated in other operation system named rdma.
> We prepare the package that contain this tools in Debian format – attached .
> What do you think about adding this package to debian under the umbrella of
> “OFED and Debian Development and Discussion team”
> Could you please review and share it with the relevant reviewer ?
>     - The package is based on rdma package from other Operation system.
>     - Currently only systemd is supported.
>     - Do we need to support upstart as well ?
>     - How do we publish the code git tree somewhere ?
>     - [very important AR] The conf file “/etc/modprobe.d/mlx4.conf”
> (that comes with
>      “kmod” package) is not needed anymore, and must be removed.
>       This conf file conflicts with “/lib/modprobe.d/libmlx4.conf”
> that will come with
>       “rdma” package, and prevents running a script (/sbin/mlx4-setup.sh) that
>        configures ConnectX-3 devices port types (IB vs. ETH).
> Yours,
> Talat

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