OFED update based on Linux kernel v4.9
navdeep at chelsio.com
Fri Jun 16 20:08:45 UTC 2017
We (Chelsio) will update the iWARP parts (iwcm OFED infrastructure,
iw_cxgbe driver, userspace libcxgb4) in this projects branch. It will
take us around 6 weeks for the overhaul, so it should be ready around
end of July '17.
On 06/15/2017 06:21, Meny Yossefi wrote:
> Enclosed you can find a link to the project with the updated code:
> * First stage includes kernel side only where user space part is in progress
> * The code includes shared modules only with no vendor drivers
> * Most of the GPL only licensed parts coming from Linux were excluded with one exception of 'cq.c' which was re-implemented from scratch.
> The code was tested by our legal department to make sure there is no licensing violation
> From: Meny Yossefi
> Sent: Monday, February 13, 2017 6:47 PM
> To: 'freebsd-infiniband at freebsd.org' <freebsd-infiniband at freebsd.org>
> Subject: OFED update based on Linux kernel v4.9
> We (Mellanox) have started working on an OFED stack update based on Linux kernel v4.9
> We've decided to abandon our last update proposal, https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-infiniband/2016-March/000190.html,
> based on MLNX OFED v3.2 as it wasn't generic enough.
> This update will include changes in both kernel space (ib_core) and user space (libibverbs, librdmacm) with direct effect over vendor drivers.
> Important note: Linux kernel v4.9 contains some GPL-only code sections. Those introduce new API towards ULPs and will be excluded in the update process.
> Best regards,
> Meny Yossefi | SW Manager | FreeBSD Team
> Mellanox Technologies Ltd
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