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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] Preparations for moving the btl's
From: Richard Graham (rlgraham_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-03 11:54:41


Not at all.

On 12/3/08 11:48 AM, "Terry D. Dontje" <Terry.Dontje_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Ahh, and then I woke up....
>
> This might not be an issue (or a big one), but I have some code I am
> working on that replaces memcpy with an opal memcpy routine. Does your
> change below remove the ability of the BTLs to call opal routines?
>
> --td
>
> Richard Graham wrote:
>> > Now that 1.3 will be released, we would like to go ahead with the plan
>> > to move the btl¹s out of the MPI layer. Greg Koenig who is doing most
>> > of the work has started a wiki page with details on the plans. Right
>> > now details are sketchy, as Greg is digging through the code, and has
>> > only hand written notes on data structures that need to be moved,
>> > include files that are not needed, etc. The page is at:
>> > _https://svn.open-mpi.org/trac/ompi/wiki/BTLExtraction_
>> >
>> > The first three steps basically only involve code motion, moving items
>> > such as ompi_list, and renaming them, moving where the code is
>> > actually located in the repository, and the like. For these we do not
>> > plan to put out a formal RFC, but comments are very welcome, and any
>> > hands that are willing to help with this are even more welcome.
>> >
>> > The last phase where the btl¹s are made dependent on OPAL, and
>> > supporting libraries such as mpools I expect will be disruptive, and
>> > will definitely require an RFC, and will also be a longer process.
>> >
>> > Please send comments,
>> > Rich
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