[Ofa_boardplus] OFA Repo and Maintainer List cleanup

Jason Gunthorpe jgg at ziepe.ca
Thu May 17 12:23:56 PDT 2018

libvmw_pvrdma is already part of rdma-core these days

libscif is a 'verbs provider' and is incompatible with rdma-core, so
it is basically useless for OFA. Recommend to remove it too.

That leaves only two things.. DAPL is basically a dead project
superceeded by libfabric. It will stop being relavent in two years I

The same excercies should be done on the windows side. AFAIK 'OFED for
Windows' and related is completely dead and should be removed too.


On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 07:11:07PM +0000, Coulter, Susan K wrote:
>    Folks,
>    This has been a long time coming … we need to remove old, obsolete
>    cruft from the OFA “repo”.
>    Please review the attached document - it has 2 sections.
>    1.  A list of the directories available from the "OpenFabrics Software”
>    page.
>    That page is a quick link from the OFA home page, so easy to get to and
>    therefore prone to confuse.
>    I am recommending all but 3 of those directories should be removed.
>    If we can find a better place for the 3 that seem current - that would
>    be great.
>    ( since there is no “OpenFabrics Software” - and that whole page needs
>    a major upgrade )
>    2.  A list of Maintainers.
>    We should either review and insure correctness of this list - or remove
>    it entirely.
>    Any feedback is appreciated.
>    Thanx.
>    ================================
>    Susan Coulter
>    Network Lead
>    (505) 412-6525
>    Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
>    ================================

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