[Lustre-discuss] problem with installing lustre and ofed

Michael Shuey shuey at purdue.edu
Mon Dec 31 20:40:41 PST 2012

RedHat's OFED tends to lag Mellanox's.  They're pretty current on
bugfixes, but support for the latest hardware is usually 3-6 months
behind - it took about 4 months to bring in drivers for our most
recent FDR system.  Also, support for Mellanox's advanced features
(e.g., MXM, FCA) is often missing.

Mike Shuey

On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Brian J. Murrell
<brian.murrell at linux.intel.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-12-28 at 15:54 -0800, Jason Brooks wrote:
>> Hello,
> Hi,
>> I am having trouble installing the server modules for  lustre 2.1.4
>> and use mellanox's OFED distribution
> Is there a particular need for the Mellanox OFED distribution?  The
> Redhat EL 6 kernel comes stock with the inifiniband drivers and stack
> already baked in and we leverage that and build our Lustre modules RPM
> against it.
> So unless there is something particular that you need that is only in
> the Mellanox OFED distribution and is not already in EL6's kernels, you
> should be able to just use the binary kernel and lustre-modules RPMs
> that we supply and have working inifiniband support.
> Cheers,
> b.
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