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Subject: Re: [hwloc-devel] Docs updates
From: Christopher Samuel (samuel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-11 18:34:03


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Hello Samuel!

On 07/01/11 11:11, Samuel Thibault wrote:

> Christopher Samuel, le Fri 07 Jan 2011 01:01:09 +0100, a écrit :
>
>> # Hwloc provides both functions that set the current memory
>> # binding policies (if supported), and functions that allocate
>> # memory bound to specific node set.
>>
>> Can I suggest either dropping "both" or instead saying:
>>
>> $ Hwloc provides functions that both set the current memory
>> $ binding policies (if supported) and that allocate memory
>> $ bound to specific node set.
>
> Mmm, it's not exactly the same meaning. I can't find that sentence in
> the current trunk, where is it?

It was in the commit that Jeff sent out for review:

https://svn.open-mpi.org/trac/hwloc/changeset/3046

> Just to explain my concern, hwloc provides
> - a function that sets the current memory binding policy
> - a function that allocates memory bound to specific node set
> - a helper that sets the current memory binding policy, allocates
> memory, and touches it to enforce the policy.

Ahh - so perhaps just listing them like that is the best
option - nice and clear then!

> Your formulation looks like the 3rd case, which is not
> the same as the two first ones.

I don't see that, but that's why cooperating on this is
good, to get rid of unintended ambiguity. Thanks!

All the best,
Chris
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