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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] RFC: Remove non-standard MPI_MAX_NAME_LEN constant
From: Ralph Castain (rhc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-14 15:53:21


I believe we use that constant in several places to define a static array size - you might check to be safe.

On Jun 14, 2012, at 11:52 AM, Jeff Squyres wrote:

> WHAT: Remove non-standard MPI_MAX_NAME_LEN from mpi.h.
>
> WHY: It looks like this was a carryover from LAM/MPI, but it's not in any MPI spec.
>
> WHERE: mpi.h
>
> TIMEOUT: This seems non-controversial, so I'll set the timeout to the teleconf next Tuesday: June 19, 2012
>
> ------
>
> More details:
>
> MPI_MAX_NAME_LEN is in mpi.h, but *not* in mpif.h, nor the C++ bindings. It looks like this is some kind of hold over from LAM/MPI, per the comment in mpi.h:
>
> #define MPI_MAX_NAME_LEN MPI_MAX_PORT_NAME /* max port name length, non-std. (LAM < 6.3b1) */
>
> This really should be removed to avoid confusion.
>
> If there's any discussion needed, I'm happy to push back the timeout -- I'm just assuming that there won't need to be any.
>
> --
> Jeff Squyres
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