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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] RFC: Eliminate opal_round_up_to_nearest_pow2()
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-15 22:57:24

On Jan 15, 2009, at 5:36 PM, Eugene Loh wrote:

> Thanks. For my edification: are such trivial changes deserving of
> RFCs? Perfect for RFCs? Good for RFCs while I'm still getting my
> feet wet, but unnecessary once I get the hang of things?

I think that once you're comfortable you can omit RFCs for these kinds
of small things.

> 1.4 was poor counting on my part: 1.3+1=1.4. The new math. I
> guess actually 1.3+1=1.3.1. I'm fine with 1.3.1. It's a small,
> safe change. The sooner the better. But, I'm open to expert opinion.

What I was trying to say (but said poorly) in my previous mail was: if
this change is really only code cleanup and has no other effect on the
v1.3 series, then just leave it on the trunk and let it go into v1.4.
I say this because the v1.3 series is effectively done; there won't be
much/any new development on it from here on out.

If there's a reason to put it into v1.3.1 (e.g., it's in the
performance-critical path and the new one is better), then put it in
for v1.3.1.

Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems