[ofiwg] sharing code between libfabric and fabtests

Jeff Hammond jeff.science at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 22:47:17 PDT 2018

TL;DR merge the repos.

I honestly don’t know why any project would separate the test bucket from
the implementation except strictly at the git repo level i.e. test bucket
repo is assumed to be git submodule in implementation repo.


On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 5:23 PM Hefty, Sean <sean.hefty at intel.com> wrote:

> Because of the need to support OS and platform portability, there's a
> small, but growing, amount of code that needs to be shared between fabtests
> and libfabric.  Today the code has been duplicated.  (As an example, the
> definitions for complex data types are duplicated).
> I know git has a submodule option (and subtree) that's close to what we
> need.  We might also be able to use some sort of build script to pull in
> the related files.  We could even move the shared code into a separate repo
> used by both, which might make submodules friendlier, and is probably the
> 'right' choice...
> Does anyone have ideas as to the best option here?
> - Sean
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