MPI_T: Tools for MPI 3.0

VarList

Tools Using the New MPI Tools Information Interface (MPI_T)

VarList is a simple tool that lists all available control and/or performance variables offered by a particular MPI implementation. Users can choose between a short overview or a long list with all metadata and complete description for each variable, can limit the variables to a particular verbosity level, and can list variables offered before or after MPI_Init (which may influence variable availability). This tool is intended to give users a quick overview of the MPI_T capabilities of a particular MPI library. Further, it can be used to document the configuration settings of the MPI library by listing the current values of all control variables.

Usage: varlist [-c] [-p] [-v <VL>] [-l] [-m]
-c = List only Control Variables
-p = List only Performance Variables
-v = List up to verbosity level <VL> (1=U/B to 9=D/D)
-l = Long list with all information, incl. descriptions
-m = Do not call MPI_Init before listing variables
-h = This help text

 Output format (control variables)

===============================
Control Variables
===============================
Found 25 control variables
Found 25 control variables with verbosity <= D/A-9
Variable VRB Type Bind Scope Value
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ALLTOALL_SHORT_MSG_SIZE U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 256
ALLTOALL_MEDIUM_MSG_SIZE U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 32768
ALLTOALL_THROTTLE U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 4
REDSCAT_COMMUTATIVE_LONG_MSG_SIZE U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 524288
BCAST_MIN_PROCS U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 8
BCAST_SHORT_MSG_SIZE U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 12288
BCAST_LONG_MSG_SIZE U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 524288
ALLGATHER_SHORT_MSG_SIZE U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 81920
ALLGATHER_LONG_MSG_SIZE U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 524288
REDUCE_SHORT_MSG_SIZE U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 2048
ALLREDUCE_SHORT_MSG_SIZE U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 2048
GATHER_VSMALL_MSG_SIZE U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 1024
GATHER_INTER_SHORT_MSG_SIZE U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 2048
GATHERV_INTER_SSEND_MIN_PROCS U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 1024
SCATTER_INTER_SHORT_MSG_SIZE U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 2048
ALLGATHERV_PIPELINE_MSG_SIZE U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 32768
COMM_SPLIT_USE_QSORT U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 1
RMA_ACC_IMMED U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 1
RMA_NREQUEST_THRESHOLD U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 4000
RMA_NREQUEST_NEW_THRESHOLD U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 128
RMA_LOCK_IMMED U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 0
RMA_MERGE_LOCK_OP_UNLOCK U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 1
NOLOCAL U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 0
ODD_EVEN_CLIQUES U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 0
POLLS_BEFORE_YIELD U/B-1 INT n/a LOCAL 1000

Output format (performance variables)

Found 25 performance variables
Found 25 performance variables with verbosity <= D/A-9>
Variable VRB Class Type Bind R/O CNT ATM
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posted_recvq_length U/D-2 LEVEL UINT n/a YES YES NO
unexpected_recvq_length U/D-2 LEVEL UINT n/a YES YES NO
posted_recvq_match_attempts U/D-2 COUNTER UNKNOW n/a NO YES NO
unexpected_recvq_match_attempts U/D-2 COUNTER UNKNOW n/a NO YES NO
time_failed_matching_postedq U/D-2 TIMER DOUBLE n/a NO YES NO
time_matching_unexpectedq U/D-2 TIMER DOUBLE n/a NO YES NO
unexpected_recvq_buffer_size U/D-2 LEVEL UNKNOW n/a YES YES NO
mem_allocated U/B-1 LEVEL ULLONG n/a YES YES NO
mem_allocated U/B-1 HIGHWAT ULLONG n/a YES YES NO
mv2_progress_poll_count D/B-7 COUNTER ULONG n/a NO NO NO
coll_bcast_binomial U/B-1 COUNTER ULLONG n/a YES YES NO
coll_bcast_scatter_doubling_allgather U/B-1 COUNTER ULLONG n/a YES YES NO
coll_bcast_scatter_ring_allgather U/B-1 COUNTER ULLONG n/a YES YES NO
mv2_num_2level_comm_requests U/D-2 COUNTER ULONG n/a YES YES NO
mv2_num_2level_comm_success U/D-2 COUNTER ULONG n/a YES YES NO
mv2_num_shmem_coll_calls T/B-4 COUNTER ULONG n/a YES YES NO
mv2_coll_bcast_binomial T/B-4 COUNTER ULLONG n/a YES YES NO
mv2_coll_bcast_scatter_doubling_allgather T/B-4 COUNTER ULLONG n/a YES YES NO
mv2_coll_bcast_scatter_ring_allgather T/B-4 COUNTER ULLONG n/a YES YES NO
mv2_coll_bcast_scatter_ring_allgather_shm T/B-4 COUNTER ULLONG n/a YES YES NO
mv2_coll_bcast_shmem T/B-4 COUNTER ULLONG n/a YES YES NO
mv2_coll_bcast_knomial_internode T/B-4 COUNTER ULLONG n/a YES YES NO
mv2_coll_bcast_knomial_intranode T/B-4 COUNTER ULLONG n/a YES YES NO
mv2_coll_bcast_mcast_internode T/B-4 COUNTER ULLONG n/a YES YES NO
mv2_coll_bcast_pipelined T/B-4 COUNTER ULLONG n/a YES YES NO

Software

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To build the tool

mkdir <build directory>
cd <build directory>
cmake ..
make
make

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