[Ofa_boardplus] OFA Repo and Maintainer List cleanup

Woodruff, Robert J robert.j.woodruff at intel.com
Tue May 29 10:34:12 PDT 2018

Correct, DAPL is still needed by IBM and also Intel today for Intel MPI. In the future, Intel is moving to OFI, but DAPL will still be maintained to support our older versions of Intel MPI
for at least a couple more years.


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From: Ofa_boardplus [mailto:ofa_boardplus-bounces at lists.openfabrics.org] On Behalf Of Doug Ledford
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10:31 AM
To: Coulter, Susan K <skc at lanl.gov>
Cc: Jason Gunthorpe <jgg at ziepe.ca>; ofa_boardplus at lists.openfabrics.org
Subject: Re: [Ofa_boardplus] OFA Repo and Maintainer List cleanup

Sorry, we're mixing two different packages up here.  Arlin maintains dapl, and IBM's response that they use dapl in DB2 and would do so as long as the distros ship it is what I was referring to and I thought you were too when I sent my email about Arlin deprecating it.

The ibutils package issue is separate (but the same basic principle applies, only we need the Mellanox maintainer to deprecate it upstream).

On 5/29/2018 1:12 PM, Coulter, Susan K wrote:
> Arlin,
> Are you comfortable calling ibutils deprecated so we can get this ugly 
> cruft out of the repos ?
>> On May 29, 2018, at 10:39 AM, Doug Ledford <dledford at redhat.com 
>> <mailto:dledford at redhat.com>> wrote:
>> On 5/29/2018 12:12 PM, Coulter, Susan K wrote:
>>>>> So … Doug Ledford - any idea how/why this is still being bundled 
>>>>> and distributed ?
>>>>> The build date is 2016.
>>>>> Yikes !
>>>> We don't drop it unless upstream deprecates it.  There hasn't been 
>>>> a notice of deprecation upstream as of yet, so we still have it.  
>>>> We will be happy to drop it from future distributions if upstream 
>>>> no longer considers it worthwhile to maintain.
>>> Understood.
>>> Who has the authority and/or responsibility to call “deprecated” on 
>>> this puppy ?
>>> Can the OFA do that ?
>> OFA can call it's interest deprecated.  But, Arlin Davis is the 
>> upstream maintainer, so he can call it deprecated.  Then, if someone 
>> really cares, they can publicly announce they are going to take it 
>> over and keep up maintenance.  So, we just need Arlin to make an 
>> official announcement on the mailing lists and then give a little 
>> time for any prospective new maintainers to speak up.  If no one 
>> does, then we (meaning Red Hat) will consider it a deprecated library 
>> and remove it from our future products.
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