[mpiwg-rma] Ticket 434 - Re: Added 4 extra tickets to the RMA wiki
balaji at anl.gov
Mon Jun 30 09:13:58 CDT 2014
We understand the “may” part and that’s the entire point of the ticket. That is, the user cannot assume that it’ll block. Hence either the examples are wrong or the wording is wrong. We believe the wording is incorrect.
On Jun 30, 2014, at 8:58 AM, Rajeev Thakur <thakur at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
> The ticket's premise is wrong in my opinion :-).
> First of all the sentence "For post-start-complete-wait, there is no specified requirement that the post and start calls need to synchronize." is not right.
> pg 442, ln 31-33: "MPI_WIN_START is allowed to block until the corresponding MPI_WIN_POST calls are executed, but is not required to."
> When the standard says the first fence "may" not be a barrier or the above where start "may" not block, it means that if the implementation is able to provide the right fence or pscw semantics without a barrier or block, it may. If it cannot, then it should barrier or block or do something.
> An example of where the "may" case works is where the implementation defers all RMA operations to the "second" fence or to the wait-complete. In that case, it is free not to barrier in the first fence or wait for the post.
> On Jun 30, 2014, at 5:39 AM, Rolf Rabenseifner <rabenseifner at hlrs.de> wrote:
>> Marc, Bill, and Rajeev,
>> Marc, as far as I remember, you are the author of the 6 rules
>> on one-sided semantics on MPI-3.0 page 453 line 39 through
>> page 454 line 21 (in MPI-2.0 the rules were on page 138).
>> At ISC 2014, Pavan Balaji, Hubert Ritzdorf and I met to
>> discuss the unclear RMA synchronization for shared memory,
>> but we had to start with a problem in RMA semantics
>> that exists since MPI-2.0.
>> The outcome was
>> Marc as original author,
>> Bill and Rajeev as chapter chairs,
>> please can you check whether we are right with this ticket:
>> - that the gap between the expected behavior and the
>> current semantic rules really exists, and
>> - that our solution is correct,
>> - and hopefully that it is a good way of filling the gap.
>> Best regards
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