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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] btl_openib_iwarp.c : making platform specific calls
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-05-13 12:51:18


On May 13, 2008, at 12:44 PM, Don Kerr wrote:

>> Silly question, but I thought openib ONLY worked in Linux. If this
>> is not the
>> case, then this whole chunk of code will have to be redesigned (if
>> it can
>> even be done at all).
>>
> I thought one of the fundamental architecture principles of Open MPI
> was
> to remain platform neutral. Anyway, there is a project at Sun to
> deliver libibverbs for Solaris. Sun intends to move toward utilizing
> the
> openib btl and phase out support for the udapl btl, at an appropriate
> pace. Up until the iwarp specific changes to the openib btl I was
> able
> to build openib btl on Solaris, with development bits of libibverbs.

I agree that this should be a goal -- there's no reason for the openib
btl to be Linux-only, especially since we know Solaris is coming into
the fold someday soon.

-- 
Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems