On Jul 18, 2013, at 15:06 , Ralph Castain <rhc_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>> I think ompi_info has always shown all the variables despite what you have the selection variable set (at least in some cases). We now just display everything in all cases. An additional benefit to the updated code is that if you set a selection variable through the environment (OMPI_MCA_btl=self,sm) it no longer appears as unset in ompi_info. The old code unset all selection variables in order to ensure all parameters got printed (very annoying but necessary).
>> Ralph comment above is not accurate. Prior to this change (well the one from few weeks ago), explicitly forbidden components did not leave traces in the MCA parameters list. I validate this with the latest stable.
> FWIW: that wasn't my comment
Sorry Ralph I was wrong, the comment was from Nathan. This discussion grew out of hand, it became difficult to follow who said what and when.