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Re: Linux support for RDMA (was: [Ksummit-2005-discuss] Summary of 2005

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Subject: Re: Linux support for RDMA (was: [Ksummit-2005-discuss] Summary of 2005 Kernel Summit Proposed Topics)
From: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 11:04:48 -0400 (EDT)
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On Sat, 2 Apr 2005 jaganav@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> If this dual license is a concern to other kernel developers as well 
> from contributing to OpenRDMA, we would seriously consider this and 
> discuss with the adapter vendors.

It could be a problem when trying to reuse existing
GPL code, eg. to hook into locking mechanisms.  It
could also be a problem if you touch data structures
that are protected by RCU.

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan

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