1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: Pick up SDP from OFED
b. Feature Description
Pick up SDP (Sockets Direct Protocol) from relevant OFED release
2. Feature Details:
Architectures: ppc64, x86, x86_64,
Arch Specificity: purely common code
Affects Kernel Modules: Yes
Delivery Mechanism: Direct from Community
Category: device driver
Request Type: Driver - Feature from Vendor
d. Upstream Acceptance: Submitted
Sponsor Priority P3
f. Severity: normal
IBM Confidential: No
Code Contribution: 3rd party code
g. Component Version Target: ---
3. Business Case
Several customers want to use SDP. SDP provides existing socket applications to be used as is, or with minimal changes and also gain performance advantages through in-kernel RDMA.
This becomes even more important in a virtual environment, as performance would be critical factor.
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
John Jarvis, firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Michael L. Hohnbaum, email@example.com
Pradeep Satyanarayana, firstname.lastname@example.org
This was intentionally dropped in RHEL 6.
This will not be picked up unless the SDP protocol makes it into Linus' kernel.