[ofiwg] post OFI 1.0

Hefty, Sean sean.hefty at intel.com
Thu Apr 30 16:50:22 PDT 2015

I went through the open issues list and identified areas for discussion by the OFIWG.  Please give some thought to these topics over the next couple of weeks.  These are potential features for the end of Q2 OFI release.  Assigned issue numbers are given in parenthesis.

* Should releases be 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc. or 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3?

* Multicast support (1001)
  How are multicast groups joined?
  How are multicast addresses specified to the provider?
  Does multicast introduce a new set of APIs, or reuse/extend existing ones?

* Topology (253)
  What does the topology data look like?
  How do providers discover and report topology information?

* AV support for exchanging provider specific data (298)
  Providers may be able to take advantage of apps that exchange
  data out of band.  What would such an interface look like?

* Domain events (244)
  What event types and data should be reported?

* Environment variables (177)
  There was a discussion for registering environment variables with the
  framework, so that all active variables could be exported by the
  framework and documented.

* Support more efficient formats for iovec's (32)
  What formats should be targeted?
  How are the new formats used with the existing APIs?
  Are new APIs required to use the new formats?

At the very least, this should tee up agenda items for future OFIWG meetings.

- Sean

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