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Subject: Re: [hwloc-devel] towards PLPA-like API in 1.0
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-12 12:27:40


On Nov 12, 2009, at 9:25 AM, Samuel Thibault wrote:

> > > There's certainly some desirable PLPA API features that could be
> > > imported to the HWLOC API -- but I would think that if people
> want to
> > > keep using the PLPA API, they can. It just won't [ever] be
> updated.
> > > The existing (and future) hwloc API is the migration path
> forward --
> > > I'm not convinced that providing a new API that's halfway
> between PLPA
> > > and hwloc is worthwhile...
> >
> > Agreed, let's just remove this and tell people to use
> hwloc_[sg]et_*cpubind.
>
> What do you mean by "this"? The whole plpa.h or just
> hwloc_plpa_sched_getaffinity?
>

My $0.02 / 0.01EUR: let's not try to emulate the PLPA API at all
(i.e., no hwloc_plpa_* functions). Let's just take any good ideas
that were there and incorporate them into the future of the hwloc API
as appropriate.

-- 
Jeff Squyres
jsquyres_at_[hidden]