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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] Preparations for moving the btl's
From: George Bosilca (bosilca_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-03 11:47:34


I'm involved [at some degree] in both efforts and I can confirm these
two efforts will not affect each other in any bad way.


On Dec 3, 2008, at 11:42 , Terry Dontje wrote:

> I don't have any *strong* objections. However, I know that Eugene
> and George B have been working on some Fastpath code changes that we
> should make sure neither project obliterates the other.
> --td
> 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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