[Pkg-ofed-devel] Added libhfi1 repository to pkg-ofed, ITP #862754

Brian Smith bsmith at systemfabricworks.com
Tue May 16 20:38:56 UTC 2017

I’m sure that this was discussed off-list, but doesn’t rdma-core’s strategy kind of break the Debian guideline that shared libraries should be one-per-package?

> When in doubt, always split shared library packages so that each binary package installs a single shared library.

There are multiple vendors of many libraries in rdma-core. The various libibverbs providers are probably not going to coordinate their driver release schedules with each other. Certainly, the group discussed this, at length. I’m not trying to ruffle feathers, just want some information that I can push up the management pipeline.

Brian T. Smith
System Fabric Works
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