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From: George Bosilca (bosilca_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-05 15:13:44

I think you didn't get the idea. I'm absolutely not volunteering. I'm
just stating that it get into the trunk way to early in a stage where
it shouldn't. And that's starting to become a very common problem in
Open MPI nowadays.

Moreover, as it is supposed to be a generic aggregate file why should
we copy&paste (even 10 lines of code)? It shouldn't be in any of the
components, if it's general then it should go in the base.


On Apr 5, 2007, at 1:25 PM, Josh Hursey wrote:

> Discriminate we did. Not intentionally, but you are correct that it
> is not supported by all the launchers yet.
> We are not removing it, but I don't have the cycles at the moment to
> add the support to all the different launchers. It is about 10 lines
> that need to be added to the launchers, and shouldn't take much time.
> Are you volunteering?
> -- Josh
> On Apr 5, 2007, at 1:10 PM, George Bosilca wrote:
>> I'm coming back on this feature. Whatever it does, it doesn't do it
>> right. If we support a new feature, then at least it should be
>> supported by all launchers (HINT it should go somewhere in the
>> base). As I read the PLS code, only the RSH PLS can have this
>> feature. That's called discrimination !!! Either we support it
>> everywhere, or we completely remove it.
>> george.
>> On Mar 2, 2007, at 3:58 PM, Jeff Squyres wrote:
>>> On Mar 2, 2007, at 3:37 PM, Josh Hursey wrote:
>>>> Certainly the end user could specify another file to use in
>>>> addition
>>>> to the default MCA parameter files (mca_param_files), but then they
>>>> must also specify the other locations that already exist in that
>>>> path
>>>> (e.g., $HOME/.openmpi/mca-params.conf:$SYSCONFDIR/openmpi-mca-
>>>> params.conf). This is a short cut in a sense, so the end user
>>>> doesn't
>>>> have to know all of this uglyness every time they want to run a
>>>> benchmark, or ...
>>> This is the main point of AMCA's: user convenience. Yes, you could
>>> supply 20 MCA params on the command line, or set them in the
>>> environment, or add them to your $HOME/.openmpi .conf file, or
>>> add an
>>> individual file to your MCA param file list, or ... The --amca
>>> param
>>> is effectively syntactic sugar for adding a .conf file to the MCA
>>> param file list. It seemed a whole lot easier to do:
>>> mpirun --amca my_benchmark_settings.conf ...
>>> Than
>>> foo=`ompi_info --param mca base --parsable | grep
>>> mca_param_files:value | cut -d: -f7-`
>>> mpirun --mca mca_base_path my_benchmark_settings.conf:$foo ...
>>> The intent is that various AMCA files can be introduced and
>>> installed
>>> around the code base (I have one for the openib BTL for
>>> benchmarking,
>>> for example -- settings that you wouldn't use in production, but you
>>> would use with netpipe).
>>> --
>>> Jeff Squyres
>>> Server Virtualization Business Unit
>>> Cisco Systems
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