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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 01/17] IB/Verbs: Implement new callback query_transport() for each HW
On 4/10/2015 1:10 PM, Doug Ledford wrote:
> As per my above statement, rdma_transport* tests were testing the high
> level transport type, rdma_port* types were testing link layers. iWARP
> has an Eth link layer, so technically port_is_iwarp makes no sense. But
> since all the other types had a check too, I included port_is_iwarp just
> to be complete, and if you are going to ask if a specific port is iwarp
> as a link layer, it makes sense to say yes if the transport is iwarp,
> not if the link layer is eth.

Not wanting to split hairs, but I would not rule out the possibility
of a future device supporting iWARP on one port and another RDMA
protocol on another. One could also imagine softiWARP and softROCE
co-existing atop a single ethernet NIC.

So, I disagree that port_is_iwarp() is a nonsequitur.


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