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    Support for gathering and storing Infiniband interface GUIDs in the DB. · 12a41b7e
    Mike Hibler authored
    Since GUIDs are 16 bytes and our current interface MACs are only 12 bytes,
    I agonized over whether to grow the mac column to 16 bytes and just treat
    it as a unique identifier (which is all we use that column for anyway).
    However, in the end I just added a new guid column as there were mac columns
    in a variety of other tables and it wasn't clear what the relationship was
    and what I might break.
    
    So, the newnode MFS will now report back a GUID for interfaces it recognizes
    as IB (FreeBSD-specific right now). The boss-side checkin code with stash
    that value in new_interfaces (and later interfaces when added). For possible
    backward compat, it will also generate a MAC address from that (possibly
    Mellanox-specific) so that all entries in the interfaces table will have
    a MAC (yes, it should really be the other way around--all interfaces should
    always have a guid).
    
    End of story. We don't do anything else with IB right now other than stash
    an interface GUID.
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