InfiniBand hw support out of the box?

Grzegorz Junka list1 at gjunka.com
Thu May 26 13:07:35 UTC 2016


Yeah, I agree, I don't quite understand why those modules aren't build 
with the generic kernel if so many other much less useful modules are 
still being build and shipped wit the generic kernel. It's quite a 
hassle to maintain custom kernels/modules on production servers.

Grzegorz


On 26/05/2016 13:03, Jason Bacon wrote:
>
> I think IB support in the generic kernel is unlikely any time soon, if 
> ever, but building the kernel modules only takes a few minutes.  
> Instructions are on the wiki in case you weren't aware:
>
>     https://wiki.freebsd.org/InfiniBand
>
> You still have to do a buildworld to update your userland tools, 
> though.  I've made the argument that the userland tools could and 
> should be built with IB support now.  It adds a trivial number of 
> files and only modifies a few binaries.
>
> This would allow someone to get IB support running in minutes instead 
> of hours, and would prevent freebsd-update from replacing ib-enabled 
> files with generic ones.
>
> Regards,
>
>     Jason
>
> On 05/26/16 04:45, Grzegorz Junka wrote:
>> Is there any InfiniBand card supported in FreeBSD by the generic 
>> kernel/modules without having to recompile kernel or compile kernel 
>> modules?
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