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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] RFC - "system-wide-only" MCA parameters
From: Chris Samuel (csamuel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-09-07 23:17:28


----- "Ralph Castain" <rhc_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Let me point out the obvious since this has plagued
> us at LANL with regard to this concept. If a user
> wants to do something different, all they have to
> do is download and build their own copy of OMPI.

One possibility may be to have OMPI honour a config
file in /etc by default as well as the ones in $prefix,
so if a user built their own copy then they would have
to hack the code in order to disable the check.

I also really liked the idea of OMPI outputing a
message if a user tried to override a locked param,
much better to explain why something is bad rather
than just saying "no" (especially if you can say
"no, but you could try...").

cheers!
Chris

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