[ewg] RE: RHEL 5.3 and OFED 1.4.x
dledford at redhat.com
Wed Jan 28 05:57:36 PST 2009
On Thu, 2009-01-22 at 16:07 -0600, Steve Wise wrote:
> I understand the desire to not release new features in a point release,
> but at the same time, these features are ready or near ready now. And
> prior features have definitely been released in point releases.
> (connectX for example). Another key point is that these features do not
> need the kernel rebase that will happen with ofed-1.5, which will take
> Just more thoughts. :)
I'm a bit late to this discussion, and you may have already talked about
this in the ewg teleconference, but I want to throw in my thoughts.
As far as new features goes, adding ConnectX support in a point release
is a huge difference from switching OpenMPI releases from a stable
series to the .0 release of the next series. In the case of ConnectX,
it was "just another driver" and its addition should have had almost 0
impact on anyone not using that driver. On the other hand, switching
OpenMPI versions changes the OpenMPI stack for everyone and has the
potential to create wide spread regressions should something go wrong.
So the risk factor comparison between these two actions simply isn't
valid. One doesn't risk regressions for non-ConnectX users, one risks
regressions for everyone using OpenSM.
> Woodruff, Robert J wrote:
> > I think that we need to discuss this in the EWG meeting.
> > In the past I think that we have agreed to only do bug fixes
> > in point release and not add major new features.
> > If we do want to include the new MPI, then perhaps we should call
> > it 1.5 and pull in the schedule for 1.5. Just a thought.
> > woody
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Steve Wise [mailto:swise at opengridcomputing.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 1:46 PM
> > To: John Russo
> > Cc: Woodruff, Robert J; general at lists.openfabrics.org; ewg at lists.openfabrics.org
> > Subject: Re: [ewg] RE: RHEL 5.3 and OFED 1.4.x
> > I think releasing OMPI-1.3 with iWARP support is also good justification.
> > And there are RDS issues with ofed-1.4 even over IB that I think will
> > add to justification.
> > John Russo wrote:
> >> I understand but I think that this is another consideration that should be factored in. Even if there are no "critical" PRs to fix, the introduction of RHEL 5.3 (along with less critical PRs) may be enough justification.
> >> I simply want to plant the seed in everyone's mind before our next meeting.
> >> Thanks
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Woodruff, Robert J [mailto:robert.j.woodruff at intel.com]
> >> Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 3:44 PM
> >> To: John Russo; general at lists.openfabrics.org
> >> Cc: ewg at lists.openfabrics.org
> >> Subject: RE: RHEL 5.3 and OFED 1.4.x
> >> In the last EWG meeting, we discussed waiting a month or so and seeing what kind of bugs
> >> were reported against 1.4 to determine if a 1.4.1 release was needed.
> >> ________________________________
> >> From: general-bounces at lists.openfabrics.org [mailto:general-bounces at lists.openfabrics.org] On Behalf Of John Russo
> >> Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 12:37 PM
> >> To: general at lists.openfabrics.org
> >> Subject: [ofa-general] RHEL 5.3 and OFED 1.4.x
> >> Does the release of RHEL 5.3 create any additional justification for a maintenance release of OFED (1.4.1) to be generated? I am already hearing requests for an OFED release that will support it.
> >> John Russo
> >> QLogic
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