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Old 02-19-2009, 11:17 AM
Guus Sliepen
 
Default Bug#516096: ITP: libibumad -- OpenFabrics Alliance InfiniBand umad (user MAD) library

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:31:43AM +0000, Guy Coates wrote:

> * Package name : libibumad
> Version : 1.2.3
> Upstream Author : Voltaire, Inc.
> * URL : http://www.openfabrics.org

I do not see a libibumad tarball there, I did find OFED-1.4.tgz which contained
a SRPM for it... if this is the only way upstream distributes these libraries,
please suggest to them that it is better if they publish normal tarballs.

> Description : OpenFabrics Alliance InfiniBand umad (user MAD) library
>
> libibumad provides the user MAD library functions which sit on top of
> the user MAD modules in the kernel. These are used by the IB diagnostic
> and management tools, including OpenSM.

I have absolutely no clue what this does, except that it has something to do
with InfiniBand. What is MAD? What is OpenSM? What functionality does this
library provide? Also drop "OpenFabrics Alliance" from the short description.
If you want to mention it, do it in the long description.

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Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>
 

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