[ofiwg] Blue Gene /Q OFI Libfabric provider open source contribution to OFIWG git repo

Paul Grun grun at cray.com
Wed Sep 28 12:11:51 PDT 2016

Just to be clear - by "implementation", do I correctly assume that you mean a libfabric provider?

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From: ofiwg [mailto:ofiwg-bounces at lists.openfabrics.org] On Behalf Of Hefty, Sean
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:06 PM
To: Coffman, Paul K. <pcoffman at anl.gov>; ofiwg at lists.openfabrics.org
Subject: Re: [ofiwg] Blue Gene /Q OFI Libfabric provider open source contribution to OFIWG git repo

> Argonne has developed an OFI Libfabric implementation running on Blue 
> Gene /Q, with myself as the designated maintainer.  It is currently 
> in- house proprietary software that we would like to open source and 
> contribute back to the OFIWG git repo.  We intend to continue to 
> develop and support this software for BGQ users here at Argonne for 
> probably the next 3 years, with myself remaining as the official 
> maintainer.  The state of the code is nearing a point of stability, 
> performance and functional correctness where we feel comfortable 
> releasing it to the open source community.  I would like to solicit 
> feedback from the community and particularly the owners of the repo 
> regarding the timeline and steps for doing this --- ie should we just 
> submit a pull request, should this be done before/after a particular 
> release, etc.  Thanks.

The first rc for the 1.4 release will occur soon (target is this week).  So, merging it after the 1.4 release seems preferable.  But you can submit a PR with the changes now.
For the PR, it is helpful if you separate out all changes to the libfabric core into its own commit(s).

- Sean
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