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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] Preparations for moving the btl's
From: Ralph Castain (rhc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-03 10:03:00

Just curious: some of the BTL's have ORTE dependencies in them. How
are you going to move them to the OPAL layer?

On Dec 3, 2008, at 7:46 AM, Richard Graham wrote:

> Now that 1.3 will be released, we would like to go ahead with the
> plan to move the btl’s out of the MPI layer. Greg Koenig who is
> doing most of the work has started a wiki page with details on the
> plans. Right now details are sketchy, as Greg is digging through
> the code, and has only hand written notes on data structures that
> need to be moved, include files that are not needed, etc. The page
> is at:
> The first three steps basically only involve code motion, moving
> items such as ompi_list, and renaming them, moving where the code is
> actually located in the repository, and the like. For these we do
> not plan to put out a formal RFC, but comments are very welcome, and
> any hands that are willing to help with this are even more welcome.
> The last phase where the btl’s are made dependent on OPAL, and
> supporting libraries such as mpools I expect will be disruptive, and
> will definitely require an RFC, and will also be a longer process.
> Please send comments,
> Rich
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