TotalView V3.9.0-0-LLNL

Release Features

July 14, 1999

This documents the release of TotalView V3.9.0-0-LLNL, installed into totalview on blue, sky, compass and forest July 7, 1999.

Below are the features added to create TotalView V3.9.0-0-LLNL.

§ Etnus Release Notes for TotalView Version 3.9.0-0
§ Scientific Notation Default Setting for Variable Display
§ Performance Monitoring with new IBM PMAPI
§ Displaying All of One Member of a Structured Array
§ Cycling Allowed in Message State Window
§ Problem Reporting Mechanism
§ What's New Window
§ Previous LLNL/LANL Enhancements to TotalView
§ TotalView V4.0.0-1-LLNL Release Features

Documentation: TotalView User's Guide(Acrobat). TotalView User's Guide(Postcript)

Tutorials: Introduction to TotalView and Debugging Parallel Codes.

TotalView Quick Reference Page

For problems/questions, send e-mail to Bor Chan, Karen Warren, Rich Zwakenberg (LLNL) or Laurie McGavran (LANL).










Scientific Notation Default Setting for Variable Display

Scientific notation is now the default display format when displaying float/real variables.

The precision (number of digits) displayed will be:

	single:  min (user defined precision, 6)
        double:  min (user defined precision, 15)

The default is to display 6 or 15 digits of precision for single or double respectively.

You can use the Define Global Variable Display Type menu command to set the display type to floating point or scientific notation as well as set the precision to be displayed. From the root window menu commands, the command:

Define Global Variable Display Type -> Scientific Notation
				       Floating Point

lets you choose what form to use to display floating point values; scientific notation or floating point. A dialog box will pop up which allows you to define the precision you want used.













Performance Monitoring with new IBM PMAPI

NOT YET AVAILABLE. We will change the TotalView performance monitoring capability in order to execute using the new IBM Performance Monitoring Application Programming Interface (PMAPI).









Displaying All of One Member of a Structured Array

TotalView allows the user to display all of one member in a structured array, a[:].j, via the variable command or the data array slice field. For example. when the structure is displayed, the user can edit the slice field to include the specific structured member they want to see. One can modify the slice field [:] to be [:].member and the only members of the structure to be displayed will be member.



Cycling Allowed in Message State Window

Within the message state window, a user is able to cycle thru process message states via the P Up and P Down Arrows. By selecting the P Up Arrow, the message state window will display the message state for the process in the node window one above the currently displayed message state window. By selecting the P Down Arrow, the message state window will display the message state for the process in the node window one below the currently displayed message state window.







Problem Reporting Mechanism

A Problem Report command has been added to the root window command menu. This command displays a window which allows the user to list a problem and it will be e-mailed to the TotalView consulting staff.

A short cut to displaying the Problem Report window is to type a "m" in the root (small upper left) window.
























What's New Window

A What's New command has been added to the root window command menu. This command displays a window which lists What's New in the current release of TotalView.

A short cut to displaying the What's New window is to type a "w" in the root (small upper left) window.
















LLNL Disclaimers

Last revised July 14, 1999