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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] if btl->add_procs() fails...?
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-04 17:42:31


George and I talked on the phone about this. See:

     https://svn.open-mpi.org/trac/ompi/ticket/1436#comment:1

On Aug 4, 2008, at 9:55 AM, Jeff Squyres wrote:

> On Aug 4, 2008, at 9:52 AM, Brian Barrett wrote:
>
>> I suppose, but that's a pain when you just want to say "I don't
>> support calling add_procs a second time" :). But I'm not going to
>> fix all the BTLs to make that work right, so I suppose in the end I
>> really don't have a strong opinion.
>
>
> Good point. I think that if the PML/BML sees OMPI_ERR_NOT_SUPPORTED
> or OMPI_ERR_NOT_IMPLEMENTED from add_procs(), that can be non-fatal;
> the BTL can just be ignored for this round (i.e., it wouldn't affect
> any procs that were already successfully added to that BTL module).
>
> Of course, that means that a BTL could return NOT_SUPPORTED/
> IMPLEMENTED during MPI_INIT, but that would be pretty dumb. :-)
>
> --
> Jeff Squyres
> Cisco Systems
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Jeff Squyres
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