Since the question of backward compatibility of params came up... ;-)
I've been perusing the various PLM modules to check consistency. One thing I
noted right away is that -every- PLM module registers an MCA param to let
the user specify an orted cmd. I believe this specifically was done so
people could insert their favorite debugger in front of the "orted" on the
spawned command line - e.g., "valgrind orted".
The problem is that this forces the user to have to figure out the name of
the PLM module being used as the param is called "-mca plm_rsh_agent", or
"-mca plm_lsf_orted", or...you name it.
For users that only ever operate in one environment, who cares. However,
many users (at least around here) operate in multiple environments, and this
I propose to create a single MCA param name for this value - something like
"-mca plm_launch_agent" or whatever - and get rid of all these individual
registrations to reduce the user confusion.
Comments? I'll put my helmet on....