[ofw] Re: [ofa-general] [RFC] 3/5: IB ACM: libibacm
hal.rosenstock at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 16:12:49 PDT 2009
On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 5:49 PM, Sean Hefty <sean.hefty at intel.com> wrote:
> >I'm not sure this is a good idea. ibutils (ibis and ibmgtsim) wants
> >but does not want libibumad.
> Well, libibumad is pretty useless without some network structure
ib_types.h is more akin to what is in libibmad rather than libibumad.
> Currently, the alternatives are to install opensm, which also requires
> installing libibmad, libibcommon, and complib, or for the app to define
> they need, which is what was done here. I'm not sure how you pick up
> without libibumad getting installed, but you can make a reasonable argument
> libibumad should define the MAD and SA attribute structures.
libibumad is currently transparent to the MAD details. It's the MAD library
which knows this and that's more a diagnostic library.
In a different world, this might all just be one library...
> - Sean
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