[openib-general] [PATCH 03/18] [RFC] Provider Registration and Methods
caitlinb at broadcom.com
Mon Mar 6 10:33:22 PST 2006
> -----Original Message-----
> From: openib-general-bounces at openib.org
> [mailto:openib-general-bounces at openib.org] On Behalf Of Sean Hefty
> Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 10:27 AM
> To: Steve Wise
> Cc: openib-general
> Subject: Re: [openib-general] [PATCH 03/18] [RFC] Provider
> Registration and Methods
> Steve Wise wrote:
> > ISSUES:
> > - we're exporting the mac address assigned to each netdev
> port as the
> > port gid. The IW CM/CMA uses this to find the openib device, given
> > the associated netdev mac address. Caitlin wanted this to
> be done by
> > IP address, not mac address.
> The CMA is trying to map to a specific hardware device. I'm
> not sure that you want this mapping done using an IP address,
> over a hardware specific identifier.
> - Sean
To be precise the RDMA device should map to a struct netdevice.
A netdevice always has an IP address, and almost always has
a MAC address.
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