[Lustre-discuss] [HPDD-discuss] FW: Time to kill off some old LND driver

James A Simmons simmonsja at ornl.gov
Thu Feb 20 11:17:33 PST 2014

On Thu, 2014-02-20 at 13:39 -0500, Dilger, Andreas wrote:
> Forwarding this to lustre-discuss and the mxlnd author to reach the
> maximum audience.

Scott works at ORNL now. In fact he is two offices over from me. I cc
with his ORNL account. I asked him about the driver and he said just
nuke it.

> I definitely think qswlnd is beyond its useful lifetime (Quadrics is out
> of business since 2009, so any systems using it are at least 5 years old),
> and I believe ralnd is the same boat (it was only used for much older Cray
> systems).  No idea if anyone is still using mxlnd?

Scott can fill you on the details.

> On 2014/02/20, 9:08 AM, "Simmons, James A." <simmonsja at ornl.gov> wrote:
> >Currently the main LND drivers in the tree are o2iblnd, gnilnd, and
> >socklnd. We also have a few drivers which are up for discussion for
> >removal. 
> >The drivers up for discussion for removal are:
> >
> >qswlnd
> >mxlnd
> >ralnd
> >
> >If anyone is using these drivers speak up otherwise their removal will be
> >put into the pipeline.
> Cheers, Andreas

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