Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 454778
LTC:4.8:200770:Include Open Fabric Enterprise Distribution
Last modified: 2011-02-22 05:05:39 EST
Emily J. Ratliff <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 2008-07-09 17:29 EDT
1. Feature Id: 
Feature Name: Include Open Fabric Enterprise Distribution
Request Type: Package - Feature from Upstream
2. Short Description
Include and support the InfiniBand driver and protocols released by OpenFabrics.org. Need support
for Mellanox IB driver (drivers/infiniband/hw/mthca) which supports several IBM BladeCenter/Cluster
options. This driver has the co -req of the OFED code.
This request is to specifically update the OFED stack (and its corresponding drivers) to the latest
available version to ensure all known bug fixes are available for our customers.
3. Business Case
Cluster & Blade solutions use Voltaire, Cisco, & Topspin IB adapters. System x needs to be able to
support: -Voltaire High Performance SDR InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter Expansion Card for IBM
BladeCenter -Voltaire High Performance DDR InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter Expansion Card for IBM
BladeCenter -Cisco Systems 4X InfiniBand HCA Expansion Card for IBM BladeCenter -Cisco Systems
InfiniBand HCA Expansion Card for IBM BladeCenter
4. Sponsor Priority 1
IBM Confidential: no
Code Contribution: 3rd party code
Upstream Acceptance: Accepted
Component Version Target: 1.3.1+
Performance Assistance: no
5. PM Contact: Monte Knutson, email@example.com, 877-894-1495
6. Technical contact(s):
Kevin Stansell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris McDermott, email@example.com
7. LTC Manager: Julio Alvarez, firstname.lastname@example.org
is this feature request accepted?
No, not yet accepted. We are still early in the feature review process for 4.8.
This enhancement request was evaluated by the full Red Hat Enterprise Linux team
for inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux minor release. As a result of this
evaluation, Red Hat has tentatively approved inclusion of this feature in the
next Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update minor release. While it is a goal to
include this enhancement in the next minor release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux,
the enhancement is not yet committed for inclusion in the next minor release
pending the next phase of actual code integration and successful Red Hat and
4.8 is updated to and verified with ofed 1.4 .
Installed OFED 1.4 in RHEL4.8 alpha (2.6.9-81.ELsmp) on a pair of IBM HS21 blades connected by a DDR switch. The install and startup of the openibd , related libraries and modules worked without errors. Performed client/server tests of ib_uverbs and ib_ipoib interfaces. All the tests completed successfully and performed as expected.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.
------- Comment From email@example.com 2011-02-22 04:50 EDT-------
(In reply to comment #10)
> An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
> described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
> closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
> on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
> please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
> if the solution does not work for you.
***Reviewed as a part of clean up activity********
Closing this one out as per the last comment