[ofa-general] ***SPAM*** Re: [PATCH] opensm: disable switch ports only
hal.rosenstock at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 09:01:37 PST 2008
On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 11:56 AM, Sasha Khapyorsky <sashak at voltaire.com> wrote:
> On 11:05 Tue 18 Nov , Hal Rosenstock wrote:
>> > but when endport is disabled how could we reenable this
>> > remotely via downed link?
>> I don't understand what you mean. ibportstate does not allow disabling
>> of end port.
> Right. And this is the reason to disable switch external port. And also
> if we have (hypothetically) the tool which is able to disable/enable
> endport, we will not be able to access this endport via downed link,
> only local reset/reboot will help.
Yes, disabling the switch peer port is the alternative to disabling
the end port. The latter is not allowed and I agree that disabling the
switch peer port is a better choice IMO as the admin can't shoot
himself in the foot and have to reset/reboot to reenable.
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