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

To: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Linux support for RDMA (was: [Ksummit-2005-discuss] Summary of 2005 Kernel Summit Proposed Topics)
From: jaganav@xxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 18:19:40 -0400
Cc: Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx>, Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxx>, Roland Dreier <roland@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Benjamin LaHaise <bcrl@xxxxxxxxx>, Dmitry Yusupov <dmitry_yus@xxxxxxxxx>, open-iscsi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, mpm@xxxxxxxxxxx, andrea@xxxxxxx, michaelc@xxxxxxxxxxx, James.Bottomley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, ksummit-2005-discuss@xxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, bmt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Quoting Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>:

> 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.

Right, this could be one of the significant porting issues 
but it may become a real concern. Thanks.


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