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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] Preparations for moving the btl's
From: Richard Graham (rlgraham_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-03 11:12:57

Not going to move these to the OPAL layer - this is part of phase 4 that
will need to be discussed.


On 12/3/08 10:03 AM, "Ralph Castain" <rhc_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> 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 btl¹s 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 btl¹s 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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