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Refactor MPI parcelport to use MPI_Wait instead of multiple MPI_Test calls #939

sithhell opened this issue Oct 8, 2013 · 1 comment


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commented Oct 8, 2013

We currently do a busy wait to test if operations are completed. This might affect user application performance. In order to solve this, we need a global request queue that can be waited on in one single call.

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commented Oct 11, 2013

After thinking about that for a while. I don't think using the MPI_Wait* routines is feasible in our context. It might lead to even worse performance than our current busy wait approach (which turns out to be not that bad anyways) as parcels ready to send could pile pile while the handle_messages function is doing a MPI_Waitsome on the already sent requests. This can even lead to a deadlock in the situation where MPI_Waitsome waits on the header request from another locality but needs to send out parcels first to receive answers.

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