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Subject: [OMPI devel] adding new functions to a BTL
From: Eugene Loh (Eugene.Loh_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-22 14:04:45

I'm trying to prototype an idea inside OMPI and am running into a problem.

I want to add a new function to a BTL and to have the PML call this
function. I can't just put such a function call into the PML (not even
for my prototype) since the PML is loaded before the BTL and so the PML
will complain about a missing symbol.

So, the PML will just have to refer to the function symbolically and I
need to figure out the BTL function address "at the appropriate time"
(after the BTL is loaded but before I need to call my function).

I tried to dlopen the BTL (seemed successful... I got back a non-NULL
handle), but dlsym can't seem to find any of the symbols in the BTL (not
even ones that existed before I started any of my work).

I can describe other things I tried or other things I think are supposed
to work (but that I am reluctant to try), but let's cut to the chase: HELP!

Please note that I'm a newbie OMPI developer and so I'm really
interested in doing the simplest thing possible to try my prototype. I
recognize that certain things will have to be done to add "real code"
back to the code base, but at this point I'd prefer to defer difficult
work and just test the ideas of my prototype.