[ofw] Re: [ofa-general] [RFC] 3/5: IB ACM: libibacm

Hal Rosenstock 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
> ib_types.h
> >but does not want libibumad.
> Well, libibumad is pretty useless without some network structure
> definitions.

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
> what
> they need, which is what was done here.  I'm not sure how you pick up
> ib_types.h
> without libibumad getting installed, but you can make a reasonable argument
> that
> 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...

-- Hal

> - Sean
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