RE: InfiniBand/RDMA merge plans for 2.6.36

From: Tziporet Koren
Date: Thu Aug 05 2010 - 07:20:09 EST

On 8/5/2010 2:33 AM, Roland Dreier wrote:

Hi Roland,

> Here are a few topics I'm tracking that are not ready in time for the
> 2.6.36 window and will need to wait for 2.6.37 at least:
> - XRC. While I think we made significant progress here, the fact is
> that this is not ready to merge at the beginning of the merge
> window, and so we'll need to keep working on it and wait for the
> next merge window. I think this is just blocked on me at the
> moment.
Jack did all the changes you asked for and submitting the V3 patches on 2010/05/19,
which was long enough before the window.
What is the reason it will not be part of 2.6.36 kernel?

> - IBoE. Same as XRC; we made significant progress (and I opened an
> iboe branch to track this), and I think we have finally gotten the
> user-kernel interface nailed down yet, but it's just too late.
Eli sent the user space patch that was the last technical debate last week.
He will also send a new patch-set in day or two.
This feature was under a lot of technical review from the community.
Please consider including it in 2.6.36 after all.

In general - none of our new features going to be included and I wish to understand the reason behind it (I hope it's not personal :-)

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