Re: [PATCH v4 0/2] Add p2p via dmabuf to habanalabs
From: Dennis Dalessandro
Date: Fri Jul 09 2021 - 10:47:36 EST
On 7/6/21 1:59 PM, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> I can not say the same about other company's RDMA driver
> distributions, Daniel's description of "minimal effort to get
> goodwill" would match others much better.
Not sure what other RDMA driver you are talking about but as for Cornelis
Networks, we do have a packaged up version of our software. However it is meant
to make things easier on end users to bridge the gap between the distro kernel
drivers and the upstream kernel.
It's definitely not a requirement and plenty of folks do use distro
kernels/drivers. I'm not sure how many large sites are using something straight
off kernel.org but the upstream hfi1 driver is 100% the real deal.
We continually develop on and test the upstream kernel. Our goal is always to
upstream patches first. We learned that lesson the hard way when we first tried
to upstream hfi1.