[Ofa_boardplus] OFA Repo and Maintainer List cleanup
Woodruff, Robert J
robert.j.woodruff at intel.com
Thu May 17 12:59:28 PDT 2018
There is not much addition work (other than bug fixes) is being done on DAPL, but it is still used by the shipping version of Intel MPI, so we still need the repo for now.
Longer term, the next version of Intel MPI for 2019 is based on OFI and I am not sure if anything else is actually using DAPL, so longer term, Jason is right that it will stop being
relevant in a couple of years.
+Arlin, DAPL maintainer in case he wants to comment.
From: Ofa_boardplus [mailto:ofa_boardplus-bounces at lists.openfabrics.org] On Behalf Of Jason Gunthorpe
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:24 PM
To: Coulter, Susan K <skc at lanl.gov>
Cc: ofa_boardplus at lists.openfabrics.org, <ofa_boardplus at lists.openfabrics.org>
Subject: Re: [Ofa_boardplus] OFA Repo and Maintainer List cleanup
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 suspect.
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:
> 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”
> 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.
> Susan Coulter
> LANL / USRC / HPC-DES
> Network Lead
> (505) 412-6525
> Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
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> Ofa_boardplus at lists.openfabrics.org
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