[Pkg-ofed-devel] Bug#860498: support autoloading of kernel modules

dann frazier dannf at debian.org
Mon Apr 17 23:05:09 UTC 2017

Package: ibverbs-utils
Version: 1.2.1-2
Severity: normal

Certain kernel modules need to be loaded to use this stack, for example:

dannf at xps13:~$ sudo ibv_devinfo
Failed to get IB devices list: Function not implemented
dannf at xps13:~$ sudo modprobe ib_uverbs
dannf at xps13:~$ sudo ibv_devinfo
libibverbs: Warning: couldn't open config directory '/etc/libibverbs.d'.
No IB devices found

It seems like we could be loading the necessary modules automatically.
Indeed, there seems to be code in the rdma-core repo for doing so:


Could we enable such a facility for Debian?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages ibverbs-utils depends on:
ii  libc6              2.24-10
ii  libibverbs1        1.2.1-2
ii  libnl-3-200        3.2.27-2
ii  libnl-route-3-200  3.2.27-2

ibverbs-utils recommends no packages.

ibverbs-utils suggests no packages.

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