On Aug 27, 2007, at 2:50 PM, Greg Watson wrote:
> Until now I haven't had to worry about the opal/orte thread model.
> However, there are now people who would like to use ompi that has
> been configured with --with-threads=posix and --with-enable-mpi-
> threads. Can someone give me some pointers as to what I need to do in
> order to make sure I don't violate any threading model?
Note that this is *NOT* well tested. There is work going on right
now to make the OMPI layer be able to support MPI_THREAD_MULTIPLE
(support was designed in from the beginning, but we haven't ever done
any kind of comprehensive testing/stressing of multi-thread support
such that it is pretty much guaranteed not to work), but it is
occurring on the trunk (i.e., what will eventually become v1.3) --
not the v1.2 branch.
> The interfaces I'm calling are:
Brian or George will have to answer about that one...
This guy should be multi-thread safe (disclaimer: haven't tested it
myself); it doesn't rely on any global state.
Note that all of ORTE is *NOT* thread safe, nor is it planned to be
(it just seemed way more trouble than it was worth). You need to
serialize access to it.