[Mpi3-tools] MPIT 3.1: look up by name
schulzm at llnl.gov
Wed May 1 00:06:21 CDT 2013
On Apr 30, 2013, at 9:35 PM, "Jeff Squyres (jsquyres)" <jsquyres at cisco.com>
> Is this just a convenience function?
> I ask because all it effectively does is move the loop looking for the variable down to the MPI_T layer.
An implementation could store all variables in a tree (or some other more efficient structure) eliminating the need for a loop in favor of a lower complexity lookup algorithm. How severe this problem is, is a different question.
If we want to go for such a function, I wonder, though, if we should return all the arguments from GET_INFO or just the index (that you can then use get the rest of the information). This would could both keep the document (we are mentioning the GET_INFO functions a lot) and the implementations (only one pair of routines with such complex prototypes) simpler.
> On Apr 30, 2013, at 2:39 PM, Kathryn Mohror <kathryn at llnl.gov> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've started to work on 3.1 items. The first one is to allow the look up of variables by name instead of having to iterate through all variables until you find the one you want (assuming you know the name in advance). What do people think of this for supporting that functionality:
>> IN name
>> OUT cvar_index
>> OUT verbosity
>> OUT datatype
>> OUT enumtype
>> OUT desc
>> INOUT desc_len
>> OUT bind
>> OUT scope
>> MPI_T_CVAR_GET_INFO_NAMED behaves similarly to MPI_T_CVAR_GET_INFO except that the lookup is done by control variable name instead of its index. All restrictions and requirements for MPI_T_CVAR_GET_INFO are the same for MPI_GET_CVAR_INFO_NAMED except that the cvar_index is now returned from the function, and name is an input.
>> Then define MPI_T_PVAR_GET_INFO_NAMED in a similar fashion.
>> Thoughts? Objections?
>> Kathryn Mohror, kathryn at llnl.gov, http://people.llnl.gov/mohror1
>> CASC @ Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, USA
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