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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] Preparations for moving the btl's
From: Richard Graham (rlgraham_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-03 11:56:17

George told me about what he is doing, so no changes would be committed
until George has his changes in.

Are there other changes to the btl's that we should be aware of ?


On 12/3/08 11:47 AM, "George Bosilca" <bosilca_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Terry,
> 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.
> george.
> 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 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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