The following list outlines hardware that the OpenBSD project could use.
There are a number of reasons why developers need hardware, and it is important
to first of all realize these reasons:
- To support a specific device, normally one which is more rare or new.
- To be part of their development environment.
- Some types of machines may be different in some way
(i.e. big-endian or unsigned-char) and ensure that developers
write code more carefully.
- That said, space or power may be at a premium for some people.
If you do not own these devices, but want to help us, we recommend you
search on eBay for the devices. If
you do the bidding and then get the device shipped to us, it really
helps us. It is better if developers develop, and skip the bidding process,
since any time saved can be spent on improving OpenBSD instead.
If it is clear which specific developer should be contacted, please do
so directly. Otherwise contact Theo de Raadt
who will pass on the message to whichever developers are in need.
Please be very clear as to where you are located!! For larger items this
can be very important.
General device requirements
We try to spread these types of devices around our development community.
- Laptops. These die often enough that as a group our needier
developers need help replacing about 2-3 per year.
- Apple Mac powerpc equipment.
- HP J6750 machines (J6700 is the second best choice).
- Faster & smaller sparc64 machines, for instance 1U rack mount
machines. It is important to spread sparc64 around the development
community, since it is the most strict platform for detecting non-portable
or buggy code.
- Any amd64 or faster i386 hardware which comes available.
- We generally do not need older and "very common" ISA/PCI equipment, since
our developers will generally have gotten their hands on these in the
Trunk/LACP Support for the Data Center
Carlos Cardenas (in United States) is working on LACP support for data
center deployments. This requires each host to have a LACP trunk to two
switches that are in a MLAG configuration. This developer would like the
following hardware to help development:
- 2 x Arista DCS-7150S-24, 24-Port 10G SFP+, AC Power
- 2 x Arista OEM 10G SFP+ SR Optics (LC Connections)
- 2 x Arista OEM 1.5m 10G SFP+ DAC Cables
- 2 x Arista OEM 1.5m 10G SFP+ AOC Cables
- 2 x Edge-Core AS5712-54X with Cumulus Linux, 48-Port 10G SFP+, AC Power
- 2 x Cisco C3172PQ-10GX, 48-Port 10G SFP+, AC Power
- 2 x Cisco OEM 10G SFP+ SR Optics (LC Connections)
- 2 x Cisco OEM 1.5m 10G SFP+ DAC Cables
- 2 x Cisco OEM 1.5m 10G SFP+ AOC Cables
- 2 x Juniper QFX5100-48S, 48-Port 10G SFP+, AC Power
- 2 x Juniper OEM 10G SFP+ SR Optics (LC Connections)
- 2 x Juniper OEM 1.5m 10G SFP+ DAC Cables
- 2 x Juniper OEM 1.5m 10G SFP+ AOC Cables
Notes when contributing switches
To help the developer integrate the hardware quickly,
- Please ensure all cables match the developer's locale (US plugs)
- PSUs are AC Power unless explicitly requesting DC
- Software/Firmware versions are the same on each pair of switches.
Version discrepancies can prevent MLAG from working.
Specific platform requests by our developers
Specific devices and equipment needed by our developers
- Nexus 9k switch.
- A variety pack of shortish (SFP connectors on at least one end) fibers
wanted in Calgary.
- A laptop is wanted in Cergy, France. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Various SO-DIMM DDR2 PC-5300 or PC-6400 modules of 4GB are needed in Spain.
- QNAP QM2-2P10G1TA Dual M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD & single-port 10GbE expansion card for PCIe bridge testing and Aquantia AQtion AQC107 Ethernet driver development needed in Australia. Contact email@example.com.
- Intel em(4) card with SFP slots to develop ifconfig(4) transceiver support with in Australia. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Pre Ryzen amdgpu APU (Carrizo, Bristol Ridge, Stoney Ridge) system with
graphics and serial for
needed in Australia. Contact email@example.com.