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Subject: [OMPI devel] Invalid initializers in pml_base_request and bml_base_open
From: Ralph Castain (rhc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-03 00:07:53


Hi folks

The following lines were entered into two files by r21739:

ompi/mca/pml/base/pml_base_request.c:

ompi_free_list_t mca_pml_base_send_requests = {0};
ompi_free_list_t mca_pml_base_recv_requests = {0};

ompi/mca/bml/bml_base_open.c:
opal_list_t mca_bml_base_components_available = {0};

Unfortunately, these are not valid initializers as they do not
properly init the object definition items in those objects. As a
result, you get the following warnings:

base/bml_base_open.c:32: warning: missing braces around initializer
base/bml_base_open.c:32: warning: (near initialization for
‘mca_bml_base_components_available.super’)
base/pml_base_request.c:27: warning: missing braces around initializer
base/pml_base_request.c:27: warning: (near initialization for
‘mca_pml_base_send_requests.super’)
base/pml_base_request.c:28: warning: missing braces around initializer
base/pml_base_request.c:28: warning: (near initialization for
‘mca_pml_base_recv_requests.super’)

We have been through this a few times - what you need to do is figure
out a multi-stage bracketed init that correctly sets up the object. I
played with it a little, but was unable to meet that requirement as it
descends into multiple objects, eventually leading to a "initializer
element is not computable at load time".

George - svn says you committed these changes. Could you (perhaps with
suggestions from someone out there?) please figure out a solution?
Perhaps you need to find an alternative solution to the problem you
were trying to solve.

Thanks
Ralph