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SubjectRe: [ofa-general] Re: [PATCH RFC] RDMA/CMA: Allocate PS_TCP ports from the host TCP port space.
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On Wed, 2007-08-15 at 22:26 -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:

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> > I think removing the RDMA stack is the wrong thing to do, and you
> > shouldn't just threaten to yank entire subsystems because you don't like
> > the technology. Lets keep this constructive, can we? RDMA should get
> > the respect of any other technology in Linux. Maybe its a niche in your
> > opinion, but come on, there's more RDMA users than say, the sparc64
> > port. Eh?
>
> It's not about being a niche. It's about creating a maintainable
> software net stack that has predictable behavior.

Isn't RDMA _part_ of the "software net stack" within Linux? Why isn't
making RDMA stable, supportable and maintainable equally as important as
any other subsystem?

>
> Needing to reach out of the RDMA sandbox and reserve net stack resources
> away from itself travels a path we've consistently avoided.
>
>
> >> I will NACK any patch that opens up sockets to eat up ports or
> >> anything stupid like that.
> >
> > Got it.
>
> Ditto for me as well.
>
> Jeff
>
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