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Subject: Re: [hwloc-devel] Why are misc objects ignored by default?
From: Samuel Thibault (samuel.thibault_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-10 17:45:04


Brice Goglin, le Wed 10 Mar 2010 21:20:21 +0100, a écrit :
> Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > In hwloc_topology_init(), topology->ignored_types[HWLOC_OBJ_MISC] is set
> > to HWLOC_IGNORE_TYPE_KEEP_STRUCTURE by default. Is there a reason for
> > it? The problem is that there is no option to change that...
>
> Author: thibault <thibault_at_4b44e086-7f34-40ce-a3bd-00e031736276>
> Date: Wed May 27 13:40:13 2009 +0000

Oops, thanks, indeed that's mine :)

> I guess what we called "Fake" or "Misc" has evolved a bit. In the
> beginning, it was more some "strange" stuff that could be ignored if it
> didn't bring any new structure. Now it's more about "misc" stuff for real.

Mmm, well, the code hasn't changed, now I remember: the issue is with
AIX, which does still report a lot of strange stuff. Maybe the AIX
backend should tell which objects could be dropped instead of the
converse.

Samuel