Infiniband mstflint package SRU with new HW support provided by Mellanox
Rafael David Tinoco
rafael.tinoco at canonical.com
Fri Jan 8 03:56:38 UTC 2016
In the following bug:
There is a direct request from Mellanox for Ubuntu to sync "mstflint"
package with Debian.
While that is okay for Xenial, after bisecting mstflint code with
ConnectX-4 HBAs, I could see the exact commit that brings ConnectX-4
HBAs support to mstflint is huge and does not fit into SRU guidelines.
My question is the following:
In this particular case, the requestor - Mellanox - is also the author
of the code and responsible for any problem and/or regression this
"fix" would cause.
Should we only target Xenial for this HW support ? Is there a problem
merging latest mstflint version as SRU for Trusty, Vivid & Wily as
Either way I'll propose a merge request with latest code for Xenial,
but, the question arrises because as we move on with HWE kernels,
tools such as mstflint - for firmware burning/configs - might not
support new features presented by newer kernels (like new HBAs).
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