Debian Bug report logs - #674904
RFP: libsiw -- user space library for SoftiWARP device

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Luk Claes <luk@debian.org>

Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 13:54:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Bug#674904; Package wnpp. (Mon, 28 May 2012 13:54:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Luk Claes <luk@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: libsiw -- user space library for SoftiWARP device
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 15:52:21 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Luk Claes <luk@debian.org>

* Package name    : libsiw
  Version         : 0.9?
  Upstream Author : Bernard Metzler <bmt@zurich.ibm.com>
* URL             : https://gitorious.org/softiwarp/userlib
* License         : GPL-2 or BSD
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : user space library for SoftiWARP device

 A software-based iWARP stack that runs at reasonable performance levels and
 seamlessly fits into the OFA RDMA environment provides several benefits:
  - As a generic (RNIC-independent) iWARP device driver, it immediately
    enables RDMA services on all systems with conventional Ethernet adapters,
    which do not provide RDMA hardware support.
  - Soft-iWARP can be an intermediate step when migrating applications and
    systems to RDMA APIs and OpenFabrics.
  - Soft-iWARP can be a reasonable solution for client systems, allowing
    RNIC-equipped peers/servers to enjoy the full benefits of RDMA
    communication.
  - Soft-iWARP seamlessly supports direct as well as asynchronous
    transmission with multiple outstanding work requests and RDMA operations.
  - A software-based iWARP stack may flexibly employ any available hardware
    assists for performance-critical operations such as MPA CRC checksum
    calculation and direct data placement. The resulting performance levels
    may approach those of a fully offloaded iWARP stack.
 .
 This is the user space library that can be used with the SoftiWARP kernel
 module.




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Bug#674904; Package wnpp. (Mon, 28 May 2012 14:15:15 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Luk Claes <luk@debian.org>:
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From: Luk Claes <luk@debian.org>
To: Bernard Metzler <bmt@zurich.ibm.com>
Cc: 674904@bugs.debian.org, 674905@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Some packaging questions regarding Soft-iWARP
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 16:06:02 +0200
Hi

I want to package the kernel module and userspace library for Soft-iWARP
in Debian. Though there are some things that are not very clear to me:

* Is there only the gitorious site or is there a website I can link to
for more information regarding Soft-iWARP?
* What's the version of the kernel module and the userspace library and
how will it evolve?
* Is there a particular reason why there are no tarballs to distribute
the software (this would also make the versioning easier I guess)?
* Should bug reports and feature requests be sent to this email address
or is there a bugtracker?
* Currently it's needed to run autogen.sh twice, would it not be better
to use autoreconf instead?

Cheers

Luk




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Bug#674904; Package wnpp. (Tue, 29 May 2012 11:39:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Bernard Metzler <BMT@zurich.ibm.com>:
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Message #15 received at 674904@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Bernard Metzler <BMT@zurich.ibm.com>
To: Luk Claes <luk@debian.org>
Cc: 674904@bugs.debian.org, 674905@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Some packaging questions regarding Soft-iWARP
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 13:36:34 +0200
Hi Luk,

I am happy to see interest in Soft-iWARP(siw).

Luk Claes <luk@debian.org> wrote on 05/28/2012 04:06:02 PM:

> From: Luk Claes <luk@debian.org>
> To: Bernard Metzler <bmt@zurich.ibm.com>,
> Cc: 674904@bugs.debian.org, 674905@bugs.debian.org
> Date: 05/28/2012 04:06 PM
> Subject: Some packaging questions regarding Soft-iWARP
>
> Hi
>
> I want to package the kernel module and userspace library for Soft-iWARP
> in Debian. Though there are some things that are not very clear to me:
>
> * Is there only the gitorious site or is there a website I can link to
> for more information regarding Soft-iWARP?

yes, currently there is only this site. With increasing interest in
siw, I would provide more information on a dedicated web site.

> * What's the version of the kernel module and the userspace library and
> how will it evolve?

It is work in progress, albeit not touched since February or so.
I called it version 0.9. In fact there is no real version management
behind that. If it gets picked up by distros like Debian
I would start with reasonable numbering.

Since quite some time I planned to change or extend the user level
interface by user mapped send/receive/completion queues. I expect
substantial delay savings for small messages. I will do that when
I find time (it is all understood and prototyped in another
similar project).

> * Is there a particular reason why there are no tarballs to distribute
> the software (this would also make the versioning easier I guess)?

So far I tried to provide a site were interested code reviewers
could download siw. I sent the kernel code as patches to
linux-rdma and netdev lists, hoping for acceptance for mainline
Linux.

Tarballs are something which would be provided by a dedicated
web site as discussed.

> * Should bug reports and feature requests be sent to this email address
> or is there a bugtracker?

yes. there is no bug tracker (yet). I am happy to get
input via bmt(at)zurich.ibm.com.

> * Currently it's needed to run autogen.sh twice, would it not be better
> to use autoreconf instead?
>
yes. I know I have to cleanup the installation procedure. Let me look into
this within the next days.

Thanks,
Bernard.





Changed Bug title to 'RPF: libsiw -- user space library for SoftiWARP device' from 'ITP: libsiw -- user space library for SoftiWARP device' Request was from Luk Claes <luk@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 18 Oct 2012 18:00:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'RFP: libsiw -- user space library for SoftiWARP device' from 'RPF: libsiw -- user space library for SoftiWARP device' Request was from Bart Martens <bartm@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 19 Oct 2012 06:39:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Luk Claes <luk@debian.org>. Request was from Bart Martens <bartm@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 19 Oct 2012 06:39:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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