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Subject: [OMPI devel] Inconsistent description of btl_openib_eager_rdma_num parameter in FAQ
From: Lars Schäfers (slars_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-09-10 05:42:16


for quite a long time already, there is a confusing inconsistency of the
description of the OpenIB parameters related to eager messages on this
FAQ site (see details below):

Does somebody here has the necessary permissions to fix this?

The answer to question 20 says (last row in the table):

"Each MPI process will use RDMA buffers for eager fragments up to
btl_openib_eager_rdma_num MPI peers. Upon receiving the
btl_openib_eager_rdma_threshhold'th message from an MPI peer process, if
both sides have not yet setup btl_openib_eager_rdma_num sets of eager
RDMA buffers, a new set will be created. The set will contain
btl_openib_max_eager_rdma buffers; each buffer will be
btl_openib_eager_limit bytes (i.e., the maximum size of an eager

while part of the answer of question 24 says the following:

  * btl_openib_max_eager_rdma (default value: 16): This parameter
    controls the maximum number of peers that can receive and RDMA
    connection for short messages. It is not advisable to change this
    value to a very large number because the polling time increase with
    the number of the connections; as a direct result, short message
    latency will increase.

  * btl_openib_eager_rdma_num (default value: 16): This parameter
    controls the maximum number of pre-allocated buffers allocated to
    each peer for small messages.

- Lars

Lars Schaefers
Computer Engineering Group of Prof. Dr. Marco Platzner
Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing, University of Paderborn
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