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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

ibtl(4D)

Name

ibtl - Solaris InfiniBand Transport Layer

Description

InfiniBand (IB) is an I/O technology based on switched fabrics. The Solaris InfiniBand Transport Layer (IBTL) is a Solaris kernel misc module and adheres to the IB Architecture Version 1.1 specification and provides a transport layer abstraction to IB client drivers.

IBTL implements the programming interfaces for the Solaris InfiniBand Transport Framework (IBTF), consisting of the IB Channel Interface (CI) and the IB Transport Interface (TI).

The CI consists of Host Channel Adapters (HCAs) and HCA drivers. A host is attached to the IB fabric through the CI layer. The Solaris InfiniBand CI is Sun's API rendering of the InfiniBand Architecture (IBTA) verbs specification.

The Solaris InfiniBand TI is the kernel service driver interface into the Solaris InfiniBand Transport Framework. It provides transport and communications setup programming interfaces for Unreliable Datagram (UD) and Reliable Connected (RC) transport types only.

Files

/kernel/misc/amd64/ibtl

64-bit x86 ELF kernel misc module

/kernel/misc/sparcv9/ibtl

64-bit SPARC ELF kernel module

Attributes

See attributes(7) for a description of the following attribute:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability
Consolidation Private
Availability
system/header, system/io/infiniband

See Also

ib(4D), ibcm(4D), ibdm(4D), attributes(7)

InfiniBand Architecture Specification, Volume 1: Release 1.1