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Subject: Re: [hwloc-devel] [hwloc-svn] svn:hwloc r2018
From: Brice Goglin (Brice.Goglin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-04-29 14:07:41


To be backported in 1.0 branch after comments/proof-reading.

On 29/04/2010 20:06, bgoglin_at_[hidden] wrote:
> Author: bgoglin
> Date: 2010-04-29 14:06:21 EDT (Thu, 29 Apr 2010)
> New Revision: 2018
> URL: https://svn.open-mpi.org/trac/hwloc/changeset/2018
>
> Log:
> Try to document (in the bug/question section) that upgrading the kernel/BIOS may help
> Text files modified:
> trunk/doc/hwloc.doxy | 11 +++++++++++
> 1 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> Modified: trunk/doc/hwloc.doxy
> ==============================================================================
> --- trunk/doc/hwloc.doxy (original)
> +++ trunk/doc/hwloc.doxy 2010-04-29 14:06:21 EDT (Thu, 29 Apr 2010)
> @@ -317,6 +317,17 @@
> Bug reports should be reported in the tracker
> (https://svn.open-mpi.org/trac/hwloc/).
>
> +If you ever notice that hwloc seems to discover a wrong
> +or strange topology for your machine, you should first
> +make sure that you are running an uptodate operating
> +system.
> +Indeed, most of hwloc topology discovery relies on hardware
> +information retrieved through the operation system, for
> +instance in the /sys virtual filesystem of the Linux kernel.
> +If upgrading your OS or Linux kernel does not solve your
> +problem, upgrading the BIOS may also help in some cases.
> +
> +
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