Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12988
Giganet support needed in the kernel
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
Giganet CLAN support needed to be included in the kernel. The latest
version availible from Giganet is 1.1.1
Alan, what's your take on this driver?
There appear to be license problems with the
connection manager software. It is not clear
that we can ship it.
Apparent driver issues: Summary posted to the internal Red Hat lists. I don't
know if you want a copy to pass on to them Matt.
We're interested in having the driver be part of the kernel, so it's easier to
build and install clusters in our factories. The drivers should have a
reasonable licence, but Red Hat may not be able to ship the connection manager
software. Would you consider just including the drivers, and let others
install the connection manager RPMs ourselves?
Shipping the modules in a state that they cannot be used
would make the distribution non-self-hosting in that sense,
and I expect that we would not be willing to do that.
Because the required clanmgr is non-open-source (and,
in fact, binary-only software), we can't include it.
I'm marking this as deferred in the hope that they
will release some sort of sufficient management software
under an Open Source license.
If I'm mistaken and clanmgr is not actually required
(we don't have this hardware available to work with),
post that information here and re-open this bug report.