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Subject: [OMPI devel] NUMA bug in openib BTL device selection
From: Rolf vandeVaart (rvandevaart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-10 17:36:50

I believe I found a bug in openib BTL and just want to see if folks agree with this. When we are running on a NUMA node and we are bound to a CPU, we only ant to use the IB device that is closest to us. However, I observed that we always used both devices regardless. I believe there is a bug in computing the distances and the below change fixes it. This was introduced with r26391 when we switched to using hwloc to determine distances. It is a simple error where we are supposed to be accessing the array with i+j*size.

With this change, we will only use the IB devices that are close to us.

Any comments? Otherwise, I will commit.


Index: ompi/mca/btl/openib/btl_openib_component.c
--- ompi/mca/btl/openib/btl_openib_component.c (revision 30175)
+++ ompi/mca/btl/openib/btl_openib_component.c (working copy)
@@ -2202,10 +2202,10 @@
         if (NULL != my_obj) {
             /* Distance may be asymetrical, so calculate both of them
                and take the max */
- a = hwloc_distances->latency[my_obj->logical_index *
+ a = hwloc_distances->latency[my_obj->logical_index +
                                          (ibv_obj->logical_index *
- b = hwloc_distances->latency[ibv_obj->logical_index *
+ b = hwloc_distances->latency[ibv_obj->logical_index +
                                          (my_obj->logical_index *
             distance = (a > b) ? a : b;
@@ -2224,10 +2224,10 @@
                                                             HWLOC_OBJ_NODE, ++i)) {
- a = hwloc_distances->latency[node_obj->logical_index *
+ a = hwloc_distances->latency[node_obj->logical_index +
                                          (ibv_obj->logical_index *
- b = hwloc_distances->latency[ibv_obj->logical_index *
+ b = hwloc_distances->latency[ibv_obj->logical_index +
                                          (node_obj->logical_index *
             a = (a > b) ? a : b;
[rvandevaart_at_drossetti-ivy0 ompi-trunk-gpu-topo]$
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