[ofa-general] Re: [PATCH 0/21] Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS)
andy.grover at oracle.com
Wed Jan 28 17:29:40 PST 2009
Roland Dreier wrote:
> > This patchset adds support for RDS as an Infiniband ULP. RDS is an
> > Oracle-originated protocol used to send IPC datagrams (up to 1MB) reliably,
> > and is used currently in Oracle RAC and Exadata products. It's lived
> > in OFED for 2+ years and I think it's time to get it upstream -- most
> > likely into your -next tree for .30, but if it snuck into .29 via the
> > "new code merge-window exception" then even better.
> I'll read this over and comment, but to be honest I agree with Dave:
> this is a new socket family, and as such it belongs under net/ and
> probably should go through Dave's tree (just as the NFS/RDMA changes
> went through the NFS trees and the 9p/RDMA changes went through the 9p
> tree); even though it heavily uses RDMA I think the upper layer
> interface to sockets/networking is more relevant.
OK no prob. I'll probably be ready early next week with an updated patchset.
Thanks -- Regards -- Andy
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