Re: [RFC] ib_srpt: initial .40-rc1 drivers/infiniband/ulp/srptmerge

From: Jason Gunthorpe
Date: Thu May 19 2011 - 12:57:45 EST

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 12:40:02PM +0200, Bart Van Assche wrote:

> I'm still wondering whether it was a good idea to switch from ib<n>
> style names to port GIDs. Not only will that make it hard for users to
> match the ib<n> names already assigned to InfiniBand HCAs with target
> port names but this also deviates from the naming scheme used for any
> other Linux device. Ethernet devices e.g. appear as eth<n> in /dev
> instead of a MAC address like 00:1a:64:10:18:6f.

The ib# names returned by ip addr are already disjoint from the
namespace that is being used by SRP targets. The only choices are port
GUID or something like mlx4_0/1, the later is somewhat less
commonly used..

Is there some approach here for selecting the pkey as well?

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