[mpi3-coll] Simplify "local completion" to just "completion"

Jesper Larsson Traeff traff at it.neclab.eu
Tue Feb 3 01:45:40 CST 2009

I'd agree with that


On Mon, Feb 02, 2009 at 12:07:24PM -0800, Adam Moody wrote:
> I think we could reduce "local completion" to just "completion" 
> throughout the text.  I don't think the adjective "local" is necessary 
> and in some ways I find it confusing.  We define precisely what 
> "completion" means in a collective, and we also explicitly note that 
> completion at a process does not indicate the status of other 
> processes.  Whenever we say "local completion", we really mean 
> "completion" by our definition, so "local" is not necessary here.  And 
> by saying "local" completion, it sounds as a reader that there may be 
> such a thing as "non-local" completion, but we don't define it.  There 
> is only one definition for collective completion.
> -Adam
> p 2, line 17 in "Collective operations can (but are not required to) 
> complete locally as soon as the caller's participation in the collective 
> communication is finished."
>    "complete locally"  -->  "complete"
> p 2, line 20 in "The local completion of a collective operation 
> indicates that the caller is free to access locations in the 
> communication buffer."
>    "The local completion" --> "The completion"
> p 49, line 48 & p 50, line 1 in "Once initiated, all associated send 
> buffers should not be modified and all associated receive buffers should 
> not be accessed until the collective operation completes locally."
>    "until the collective operation completes locally." --> "until the 
> collective operation completes."
> p 51, line 32 in "On intracommunicators, the operation completes locally 
> after every process in the communicator called MPI_IBARRIER."
>    "the operation completes locally" --> "the operation completes"
> and (to preserve verb tense)
>    "after every process in the communicator called"  -->  "after every 
> process in the communicator calls"
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