[openfabrics-ewg] [openib-general] OFED 1.2 - request addition of VNIC as a feature

Sujal Das Sujal at Mellanox.com
Tue Nov 21 17:54:45 PST 2006

I wanted a discussion on this topic and I think we have had some
objective inputs on this.  Based on inputs from Madhu, Roland, Woody,
Jamie etc, it is obvious what the path should be - to enable addition of
VNIC into OFA.



-----Original Message-----
From: Woodruff, Robert J [mailto:robert.j.woodruff at intel.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 1:42 PM
To: Roland Dreier; Sujal Das
Cc: openfabrics-ewg at openib.org; openib-general at openib.org
Subject: RE: [openfabrics-ewg] [openib-general] OFED 1.2 - request
addition of VNIC as a feature

Roland wrote,
>Sorry, this doesn't make any sense.  OFED shouldn't be picking
>technology winners.  I don't see any fundamental issue that would
>prevent merging the vex driver to the upstream kernel -- the only
>problems are code quality and an apparent desire to make code review
>as difficult as possible.  And surely OFED will ship IB drivers that
>make it upstream?

I agree with Roland. Trying to prevent someone from developing and
submitting code for their hardware does not seem to be in the spirit
of "open" source or the "Open"Fabrics alliance. 

my 2 cents.


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