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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] Howto pause BTL's sending at runtime - hope mail is working again
From: Christoph Konersmann (c_k_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-01-11 15:53:18

Thanks a lot for your help! I will give it a try.


Ralph Castain schrieb:
> You've got this a tad wrong, but that's okay - let me try to clarify a couple of things that may help.
> First, you don't want to add this as a separate orted command. As you noted, orte has no direct way to tell the OMPI layer to do anything. Instead, you want to pass a message to the process that is received in the OMPI layer. That is easy to do.
> 1. add a message tag in ompi/mca/dpm/dpm.h - perhaps something like OMPI_RML_TAG_BTL_CTL
> 2. in the btl, add a call to orte_rml.recv_nb() that identifies the above tag and specifies a callback function to use when such a message arrives
> 3. in that callback function, toggle your "paused" flag - or you can unpack the buffer to get a flag telling you what value to set. Your choice.
> Now, when you want to pause the BTL, you do an orte_grpcomm.xcast() to the above message tag. ORTE will deliver that message to every process, which will then have its callback function called.
> Ralph

Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing - PC2
University of Paderborn - Germany
Christoph Konersmann <c_k_at_[hidden]>